Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp 7–23

Survey on modeling and indexing events in multimedia


DOI: 10.1007/s11042-013-1427-7

Cite this article as:
Scherp, A. & Mezaris, V. Multimed Tools Appl (2014) 70: 7. doi:10.1007/s11042-013-1427-7


Events have gained increasing interest in the area of multimedia in recent years. There have been many approaches published and research conducted on how to extract events from multimedia, represent it using appropriate models, and how to use events in end user applications. In this paper, we conduct an extensive analysis of existing event models along commonly identified aspects of events. In addition, we analyze how the different aspects of events relate to each other and how they can be applied together. Subsequently, we look into different approaches for how to index multimedia data. Finally, we elaborate on how to link the multimedia data with events in order to provide the basis for future event-based multimedia applications.


Event models Event aspects Event-based indexing 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science and Business InformaticsUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Information Technologies Institute (ITI)Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)Thermi-ThessalonikiGreece

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