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Multimedia Archive Description Scheme

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Project TitleMultimedia Archive Description Scheme
Track CodeP9783
Websitehttp://techventures.columbia.edu
Short Description
This technology provides a multimedia archive description scheme for interoperable multimedia content descriptions. The technology provides a data structure which relates records by similarity measures. The principle data structure in the multi...
AbstractNone
 
Tagsbeam, beamlet, film, laser, radiation, thin
 
Posted DateFeb 17, 2012

IR #

MS99/04/08D

Summary

Lead Inventors: Shih-Fu Chang, Ph.D.

Problem or Unmet Need:
As multimedia content becomes increasingly pervasive, it has become important to develop systems that process, filter, search and organize this information so that useful information can be derived efficiently from the accessible exploding mass of information. In order to achieve this, an interoperable multimedia archive description scheme is necessary for the ongoing media standardization efforts, such as MPEG-7.


This technology provides a multimedia archive description scheme for interoperable multimedia content descriptions. The technology provides a data structure which relates records by similarity measures. The principle data structure in the multimedia archive description scheme is a cluster. A cluster includes one or more attributes of the records in the archive and can include feature space attributes, semantic attributes, media attributes and meta attributes of the records in the archive. The cluster relationships can relate records to clusters or clusters to clusters. This technology provides an efficient form for describing a collection of multimedia records.

Potential Applications

  • Fast and efficient searching, filtering, browsing and organizing of multimedia content that is of interest to the user
  • A great number of application domains will benefit from this technology, for example:
  • a) Digital library: image/video catalogue, multimedia directory service
  • b) Broadcast media selection: Radio & TV channels
  • c) Multimedia editing: personalized news and customized views of multimedia content
  • d) Security services: traffic control, surveillance
  • e) E-business applications

Advantages

  • This technology provides more efficiency in the exchange and distribution of multimedia documents among heterogeneous audio-visual databases.
  • This technology provides significant advantages for meta-search engines, which are gateways linking users to multiple search engines. More advanced query options will allow more efficient matching of multimedia collection in selected feature spaces, while current search engines are restrained by the interface limitations.

Publications

S. Paek, A. B. Benitez, and S.-F. Chang, Self-Describing Schemes for Interoperable MPEG-7 Multimedia Content Descriptions, Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Visual Communications and Image Processing, IST/SPIE'99, San Jose, CA, Jan 1999.

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Inquiry

Calvin Chu
Columbia Technology Ventures
Tel: (212) 854-8444
Email: TechTransfer@columbia.edu

Principal Investigator