Towards effective indexing for very large video sequence database

Heng Tao Shen, Beng Chin Ooi, Xiaofang Zhou
2005 Proceedings of the 2005 ACM SIGMOD international conference on Management of data - SIGMOD '05  
With rapid advances in video processing technologies and ever fast increments in network bandwidth, the popularity of video content publishing and sharing has made similarity search an indispensable operation to retrieve videos of user interests. The video similarity is usually measured by the percentage of similar frames shared by two video sequences, and each frame is typically represented as a highdimensional feature vector. Unfortunately, high complexity of video content has posed the
more » ... ing major challenges for fast retrieval: (a) effective and compact video representations, (b) efficient similarity measurements, and (c) efficient indexing on the compact representations. In this paper, we propose a number of methods to achieve fast similarity search for very large video database. First, each video sequence is summarized into a small number of clusters, each of which contains similar frames and is represented by a novel compact model called Video Triplet (ViTri). ViTri models a cluster as a tightly bounded hypersphere described by its position, radius, and density. The ViTri similarity is measured by the volume of intersection between two hyperspheres multiplying the minimal density, i.e., the estimated number of similar frames shared by two clusters. The total number of similar frames is then estimated to derive the overall similarity between two video sequences. Hence the time complexity of video similarity measure can be reduced greatly. To further reduce the number of similarity computations on ViTris, we introduce a new one dimensional transformation technique which rotates and shifts the original axis system using PCA in such a way that the original inter-distance between two high-dimensional vectors can be maximally retained after mapping. An efficient B + -tree is then built on the transformed one dimensional values of ViTris' positions. Such a transformation enables B + -tree to achieve its optimal performance by quickly filtering a large
doi:10.1145/1066157.1066240 dblp:conf/sigmod/ShenZH05 fatcat:daoiqohr5nhozfshafkyjuv7ue