Ontology-based spatio-temporal video management system

Şimşek, Atakan
In this thesis, a system, called Ontology-Based Spatio-Temporal Video Management System (OntoVMS) is developed in order to supply a framework which can be used for semantic data modeling and querying in video files. OntoVMS supports semantic data modeling which can be divided into concept modeling, spatio-temporal relation and trajectory data modeling. The system uses Rhizomik MPEG-7 Ontology as the core ontology. Moreover ontology expression capability is extended by automatically attaching domain ontologies. OntoVMS supports querying of all spatial relations such as directional relations (north, south ...), mixed directional relations (northeast, southwest ...), distance relations (near, far), positional relations (above, below ...) and topological relations (inside, touch ...); temporal relations such as starts, equal, precedes; and trajectories of objects of interest. In order to enhance querying capability, compound queries are added to the framework so that the user can combine simple queries by using "(", ")", "AND" and "OR" operators. Finally, the use of the system is demonstrated with a semi-automatic face annotation tool.


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Citation Formats
A. Şimşek, “Ontology-based spatio-temporal video management system,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.