Design and Development of a Video Database With Automated Indexing Mechanisms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40831
Amount: $99,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Azima Advanced Technologies,
3409 Morgan Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 M. Farrukh Khan
 (765) 497-3330
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Research Institution
We propose to develop automated video indexing and retrieval mechanisms based on comprehensive representations of video data, and efficient processing for automated in-dexing. Content-based video data retrieval has enormous potential in defense, industry and the government. However, a number of stubborn problems have impeded progress in developing fully automated video database systems. These problems include difficulty of specification of video queries and huge computational requirements. Our effort will focus on developing viable solutions for these two problems and utilizing the solutions in building an automated video database indexing and management system. We plan to employ wavelet-based multiresolution pattern matching techniques for recognition of video objects. The precision of object modeling and recognition can be tuned to the level of available computational resources and time constraints thus allowing trade-offs between levels of computation and accuracy of pattern matching. We will develop pragmatic knowledge-based models of video data to capture complex video semantics. These models will provide efficient Indexing and retrieval mechanisms for a variety of scenarios. Two models, based on object motion trajectories and spatio-temporal logic will be developed for this purpose. The system will provide a graphic user-interface for the users to formulated complex video queries.

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