Adding Semantics to Audiovisual Content: The FAETHON Project

  • Thanos Athanasiadis
  • Yannis Avrithis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3115)


This paper presents FAETHON, a distributed information system that offers enhanced search and retrieval capabilities to users interacting with digital audiovisual (a/v) archives. Its novelty primarily originates in the unified intelligent access to heterogeneous a/v content. The paper emphasizes the features that provide enhanced search and retrieval capabilities to users, as well as intelligent management of the a/v content by content creators / distributors. It describes the system’s main components, the intelligent metadata creation package, the a/v search engine & portal, and the MPEG-7 compliant a/v archive interfaces. Finally, it provides ideas on the positioning of FAETHON in the market of a/v archives and video indexing and retrieval.


User Profile Query Expansion User Query Fuzzy Relation Multimedia Document 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanos Athanasiadis
    • 1
  • Yannis Avrithis
    • 1
  1. 1.Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Laboratory School of Electrical and Computer Engineering National TechnicalUniversity of AthensZographouGreece

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