Techniques used and open challenges to the analysis, indexing and retrieval of digital video

Alan F. Smeaton
2007 Information Systems  
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more » ... gital format is now commonplace and widespread in both professional use, and in domestic consumer products from camcorders to mobile phones. Video content is growing in volume and while we can capture, compress, store, transmit and display video with great facility, editing videos and manipulating them based on their content is still a non-trivial activity. In this paper we give a brief review of the state of the art of video analysis, indexing and retrieval and we point to research directions which we think are promising and could make searching and browsing of video archives based on video content, as easy as searching and browsing (text) web pages. We conclude the paper with a list of grand challenges for researchers working in the area.
doi:10.1016/ fatcat:fwbnujz3tnaz7kbvmys3xo7lua