An Image Retrieval System for Video

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Since the 1970’s the Content-Based Image Indexing and Retrieval (CBIR) has been an active area. Nowadays, the rapid increase of video data has paved the way to the advancement of the technologies in many different communities for the creation of Content-Based Video Indexing and Retrieval (CBVIR). However, greater attention needs to be devoted to the development of effective tools for video search and browse. In this paper, we present Visione, a system for large-scale video retrieval. The system integrates several content-based analysis and retrieval modules, including a keywords search, a spatial object-based search, and a visual similarity search. From the tests carried out by users when they needed to find as many correct examples as possible, the similarity search proved to be the most promising option. Our implementation is based on state-of-the-art deep learning approaches for content analysis and leverages highly efficient indexing techniques to ensure scalability. Specifically, we encode all the visual and textual descriptors extracted from the videos into (surrogate) textual representations that are then efficiently indexed and searched using an off-the-shelf text search engine using similarity functions.




Bolettieri, P., Carrara, F., Debole, F., Falchi, F., Gennaro, C., Vadicamo, L., & Vairo, C. (2019). An Image Retrieval System for Video. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 11807 LNCS, pp. 332–339). Springer.

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