IMOTION - Searching for Video Sequences using Multi-Shot Sketch Queries

Luca Rossetto, Ivan Giangreco, Silvan Heller, Claudiu Tănase, Heiko Schuldt, Stéphane Dupont, Omar Seddati, Metin Sezgin, Ozan Can Altıok, Yusuf Sahillioğlu
In Proceedings
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM) - Video Browser Showdown
Miami, FL, USA

This paper presents the second version of the IMOTION system, a sketch-based video retrieval engine supporting multiple query paradigms. Ever since, IMOTION has supported the search for video sequences on the basis of still images, user-provided sketches, or the specification of motion via flow fields. For the second version, the functionality and the usability of the system have been improved. It now supports multiple input images (such as sketches or still frames) per query, as well as the specification of objects to be present within the target sequence. The results are either grouped by video or by sequence and the support for selective and collaborative retrieval has been improved. Special features have been added to encapsulate semantic similarity.