OVIDIUS: A Web Platform for Video Browsing and Search

  • Andrei Bursuc
  • Titus Zaharia
  • Françoise Prêteux
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7131)


This paper presents the interactive web-based video retrieval platform so-called OVIDIUS (On-line VIDeo Indexing Universal System). OVIDIUS makes it possible to browse and access video content in a fine, per segment basis. The hierarchical metadata exploits the MPEG-7 approach for structural description of video content by decomposing the video in scenes, shots and keyframes. The user has the possibility to select objects and regions of interest from the video and retrieve them. The developed approach shows all its pertinence within a multi-terminal (both fixed and mobile) context due to its implementation based open web technologies.


MPEG-7 visual descriptors and descriptions schemes video indexing/retrieval multiple instance detection partial matching web services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrei Bursuc
    • 1
    • 2
  • Titus Zaharia
    • 1
  • Françoise Prêteux
    • 3
  1. 1.ARTEMIS Department, UMR CNRS 8145 MAP5Institut Télécom, Télécom SudParisEvry CedexFrance
  2. 2.Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs FranceNozayFrance
  3. 3.Mines ParisTechParis CedexFrance

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