Accession Number:

ADA239435

Title:

Exploiting Captions for Access to Multimedia Databases

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. Mar 1990-Mar 1991

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Descriptive captions help organize noncompetitive media. But automated use of captions in retrieval from computerized multimedia databases has not been much examined because it would seem to require significant natural language processing. We argue that captions can be naturally expressed in a restricted language whose interpretations is easier than general natural- language understanding. We describe a multimedia database system that stores interpreted captions in predicate calculus for each media datum it then interprets restricted-language queries, and finds matching media objects.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE