RETRIEVING VIDEO ANNOTATION METADATA USING A P2P NETWORK

  • US 20110246471A1
  • Filed: 04/06/2010
  • Published: 10/06/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/06/2010
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of retrieving video annotation metadata stored on a plurality of annotation nodes on a P2P network, said method comprising:

  • annotator selecting portions of at least one video media, constructing a first annotation index that describes said annotator selected portions, annotating said first index with annotation metadata, and making said first annotation index available for search on at least a first annotation node on said P2P network;

    user viewing a perfect or imperfect replica of said at least one video media (replica media), user selecting at least one portion of user interest of said replica media, and constructing a second user index that describes said at least one portion of user interest of said replica media;

    sending said second user index across said P2P network as a query from a second user node on said P2P network;

    receiving said second user index at said first annotation node on said P2P network, comparing said second user index with said first annotation index, and if said second user index and said first annotation index adequately match, retrieving said annotation metadata associated with said first annotation index, and sending at least some of said annotation metadata to said second user node.

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