VisualNet: Commonsense knowledgebase for video and image indexing and retrieval application

Amjad Altadmri*, Amr Ahmed

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Abstract

The rapidly increasing amount of video collections, available on the web or via broadcasting, motivated research towards building intelligent tools for searching, rating, indexing and retrieval purposes. Establishing a semantic representation of visual data, mainly in textual form, is one of the important tasks. The time needed for building and maintaining Ontologies and knowledge, especially for wide domain, and the efforts for integrating several approaches emphasize the need for unified generic commonsense knowledgebase for visual applications. In this paper, we propose a novel commonsense knowledgebase that forms the link between the visual world and its semantic textual representation. We refer to it as "VisualNet". VisualNet is obtained by our fully automated engine that constructs a new unified structure concluding the knowledge from two commonsense knowledgebases, namely WordNet and ConceptNet. This knowledge is extracted by performing analysis operations on WordNet and ConceptNet contents, and then only useful knowledge in visual domain applications is considered. Moreover, this automatic engine enables this knowledgebase to be developed, updated and maintained automatically, synchronized with any future enhancement on WordNet or ConceptNet. Statistical properties of the proposed knowledgebase, in addition to an evaluation of a sample application results, show coherency and effectiveness of the proposed knowledgebase and its automatic engine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems, ICIS 2009
Pages636-641
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems, ICIS 2009 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 20 Nov 200922 Nov 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems, ICIS 2009
Volume3

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems, ICIS 2009
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period20/11/0922/11/09

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