Similarity-based retrieval of temporal specifications and its application to the retrieval of multimedia documents

Kasim Candan, Prakash Yamuna

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In this paper, we describe a similarity-based retrieval framework for temporal information, such as multimedia presentations. We develop techniques that allow users to query and retrieve multimedia documents, based on their temporal content. For this purpose, we describe different temporal data models and a set of similarity metrics applicable for different retrieval tasks. We develop algorithms that efficiently compute these metrics and report on experiment results. We also develop algorithms that efficiently index temporal structures based on these measures and show that the proposed variant of multi dimensional scaling is efficient and provides high quality retrieval of temporal specifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-180
Number of pages38
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005



  • Multimedia retrieval
  • Similarity-based retrieval
  • Temporal information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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