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Semantic information retrieval in large video databases


Due to the rapid advances in data acquisition and transmission technologies, people are constantly inundated by information in form of digital video. In this scenario, there is a growing demand for efficient systems able to manage large volumes of video data and reduce the work and information overload when seeking a given content of interest. One of the main challenges in developing effective content-based video retrieval systems is to automatically identify semantic contents. For that, four barriers should be considered: (1) multimodal processing, (2) information fusion, (3) semantic learning and (4) query resolution. Numerous techniques have been proposed to overcome such issues. However, most of existing works involve computationally expensive methods. Currently, the development of effective and efficient techniques is an imperative need. In recent years, significant research efforts have been spent by academic and industry communities to make such solutions available to a wide range of devices and platforms. This is the context in which is inserted this research proposal. The goal of this research proposal is to advance the state of the art on semantic retrieval of digital videos. Recently, we introduced in the literature a unimodal video retrieval system designed for low computational power mobile devices. Based on the positive results from its application, we intend to extend the proposed system to take advantage of different data sources, i.e, to use multimodal information, thus improving its effectiveness. For that, we plan to exploit recent solutions on visual computing and machine intelligence aiming at combining different data sources efficiently. Finally, we expect to contribute greatly to the advances in this research field, since the results will be aggregated in a visual development interface, enabling the joint action of those solutions. (AU)

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KUNCHEVA, LUDMILA I.; YOUSEFI, PARIA; ALMEIDA, JURANDY. Edited nearest neighbour for selecting keyframe summaries of egocentric videos. JOURNAL OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND IMAGE REPRESENTATION, v. 52, p. 118-130, . (16/06441-7)
ALMEIDA, JURANDY; PEDRONETTE, DANIEL C. G.; ALBERTON, BRUNA C.; MORELLATO, LEONOR PATRICIA C.; TORRES, RICARDO DA S.. Unsupervised Distance Learning for Plant Species Identification. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING, v. 9, n. 12, 1, SI, p. 5325-5338, . (13/50169-1, 09/18438-7, 10/52113-5, 16/06441-7, 10/51307-0, 13/08645-0, 14/00215-0, 13/50155-0)
BARRETO, THIAGO L. M.; ROSA, RAFAEL A. S.; WIMMER, CHRISTIAN; MOREIRA, JOAO R.; BINS, LEONARDO S.; MENOCCI CAPPABIANCO, FABIO AUGUSTO; ALMEIDA, JURANDY. Classification of Detected Changes From Multitemporal High-Res Xband SAR Images: Intensity and Texture Descriptors From SuperPixels. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING, v. 9, n. 12, 1, SI, p. 5436-5448, . (16/06441-7)
BALDASSIN, ALEXANDRO; WENG, YING; GUIMARAES PEDRONETTE, DANIEL CARLOS; ALMEIDA, JURANDY. An optimized unsupervised manifold learning algorithm for manycore architectures. INFORMATION SCIENCES, v. 496, p. 410-430, . (16/06441-7, 13/08645-0)
VALEM, LUCAS PASCOTTI; DE OLIVEIRA, CARLOS RENAN; GUIMARAES PEDRONETTE, DANIEL CARLOS; ALMEIDA, JURANDY. Unsupervised Similarity Learning through Rank Correlation and kNN Sets. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, v. 14, n. 4, . (17/25908-6, 17/02091-4, 16/06441-7, 13/08645-0)
ALBERTON, BRUNA; TORRES, RICARDO DA S.; CANCIAN, LEONARDO F.; BORGES, BRUNO D.; ALMEIDA, JURANDY; MARIANO, GREICE C.; DOS SANTOS, JEFERSSON; CERDEIRA MORELLATOA, LEONOR PATRICIA. Introducing digital cameras to monitor plant phenology in the tropics: applications for conservation. PERSPECTIVES IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 15, n. 2, p. 82-90, . (16/01413-5, 14/13354-8, 10/52113-5, 09/18438-7, 16/06441-7, 14/00215-0, 13/50155-0, 07/52015-0, 10/51307-0)
VALEM, LUCAS PASCOTTI; GUIMARAES PEDRONETTE, DANIEL CARLOS; ALMEIDA, JURANDY. Unsupervised similarity learning through Cartesian product of ranking references. PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS, v. 114, n. SI, p. 41-52, . (14/04220-8, 17/02091-4, 16/06441-7, 13/08645-0)
GUIMARAES PEDRONETTE, DANIEL CARLOS; VALEM, LUCAS PASCOTTI; ALMEIDA, JURANDY; TONES, RICARDO DA S.. Multimedia Retrieval Through Unsupervised Hypergraph-Based Manifold Ranking. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, v. 28, n. 12, p. 5824-5838, . (14/50715-9, 16/50250-1, 17/25908-6, 17/20945-0, 14/12236-1, 16/06441-7, 18/15597-6, 13/50155-0, 17/02091-4, 15/24494-8)

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