XVIP: An XML-based video information processing system

C. H. Ngai, P. W. Chan, Edward Yau, Michael R. Lyu

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We describe XVIP, an XML-based video information processing system, which extracts information from video and stores the information in a multimedia digital video library. XVIP encapsulates a number of extraction techniques, including scene change detection, video optical character detection and recognition, and geometric coding. It also provides a seamless approach to scale up the contents created in and delivered by the target multimedia digital video library. Furthermore, XVIP can handle multilingual contents. XVIP is based on a multi-modal concept, which treats each content extraction components as a modality, and users can easily add new modalities into XVIP. The information extracted from the video is then stored in a flexible, scalable and reusable way based on a generic XML structure, providing a convenient mechanism for data representation on Web browsers. Also, the content in the XML file can be used to perform knowledge enrichment on top of the primary information extracted from the video. This enriched data representation helps users search for multimedia video content more efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event26th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Aug 200229 Aug 2002


  • Internet and Web-based systems
  • Multi-modal data representation
  • Multimedia systems
  • XML


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