Video Analysis, Abstraction, and Retrieval: Techniques and Applications
The proliferation of TV programs and personal DV cameras has led to an explosion of digital video content, which enriches the personal entertainment of users. However, the rapidly increasing availability of video data has not yet been accompanied by an increase in its accessibility. This is due to the fact that video data are naturally different to traditional forms of data, which can be easily accessed and searched using textual queries. Therefore, the problem of efficiently organizing video, such as TV news and sports, into more compact forms and extracting semantically meaningful information becomes more and more important.