Managing and Querying Video by Semantics in Digital Library

  • Yu Wang
  • Chunxiao Xing
  • Lizhu Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4172)


Management of video data is an indispensable part of digital library. However, currently most digital library systems only provide the functionality of retrieving video data by meta-data which can not fulfill users’ requirements. This is due to the lack of appropriate video semantic model and powerful query interface. In this paper, we propose such a model named SemTTE together with its query language VSQL. The model incorporates features of temporal structure and typed events of video contents and organizes the whole video into a tree of events. It is implemented based on XML technology with schema and instance mapped to DTD and XML documents, and queries transformed to XQuery for evaluation.


Digital Library Video Data Semantic Model Video Segment Event Instance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Wang
    • 1
  • Chunxiao Xing
    • 1
  • Lizhu Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyTsinghua University 

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