Smart VideoText: A video data model based on conceptual graphs

F. Kokkoras, H. Jiang, I. Vlahavas, Ahmed Elmagarmid, E. N. Houstis, W. G. Aref

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An intelligent annotation-based video data model called Smart VideoText is introduced. It utilizes the conceptual graph knowledge representation formalism to capture the semantic associations among the concepts described in text annotations of video data. The aim is to achieve more effective query, retrieval, and browsing capabilities based on the semantic content of video data. Finally, a generic and modular video database architecture based on the Smart VideoText data model is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-338
Number of pages11
JournalMultimedia Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • Conceptual graphs
  • Content-based video retrieval
  • Video databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Information Systems
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Kokkoras, F., Jiang, H., Vlahavas, I., Elmagarmid, A., Houstis, E. N., & Aref, W. G. (2002). Smart VideoText: A video data model based on conceptual graphs. Multimedia Systems, 8(4), 328-338.