AdvisorsMathias Lux (Klagenfurt University) and Xavier Giró-i-Nieto (UPC)

Degree: Electronic Engineering (5 years) at Telecom BCN-ETSETB (UPC)

Grade: A (9.0/10.0)

This project explores the expansion of Lucene Image Retrieval Engine (LIRE), an open-source Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) system, for video retrieval on large scale video datasets. The fast growth of the need to store huge amounts of video in servers requires efficient, scalable search and indexing engines capable to assist users in their management and retrieval. In our tool, queries are formulated by visual examples allowing users to find the videos and the moment of time when the query image is matched with. The video dataset used on this scenario comprise over 1,000 hours of different news broadcast channels. This thesis presents an extension and adaptation of Lire and its plugin for Solr, an open-source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project, for video retrieval based on visual features, as well as a web-interface for users from different devices.