VideoCatalyzer: Automatic video analysis system for semantic content recognition and query-by-content in living organism videos
The system is able to extract from such videos metadata describing the actions and behavior of individual organisms (cells, bacteria, mice, etc). Beginning with the image processing procedures required for identifying the objects of interest, the system tracks the movements and actions of such organism in the video sequences, detecting and recording the relevant behavioral events.
The metadata obtained, that describe the organism behavior present at the video content, are also organized in a database allowing a by-content accessing of the videos, obtaining important analytical information from the subsequent queries. The database search system enables the retrieving and visualization of selected video sequences matching a given query-by-content criteria.
The efficiency and accuracy of the presented system increase analytical power for uncovering and studying the effect of drugs on a variety of behavioral models.