StreetTiVo: Using a P2P XML Database System to Manage Multimedia Data in Your Living Room

Ying Zhang, A.P. de Vries, P. Boncz, Djoerd Hiemstra, Roeland J.F. Ordelman

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StreetTiVo is a project that aims at bringing research results into the living room; in particular, a mix of current results in the areas of Peer-to-Peer XML Database Management System (P2P XDBMS), advanced multimedia analysis techniques, and advanced information re- trieval techniques. The project develops a plug-in application for the so-called Home Theatre PCs, such as set-top boxes with MythTV or Windows Media Center Edition installed, that can be considered as programmable digital video recorders. StreetTiVo distributes compute- intensive multimedia analysis tasks over multiple peers (i.e., StreetTiVo users) that have recorded the same TV program, such that a user can search in the content of a recorded TV program shortly after its broad- casting; i.e., it enables near real-time availability of the meta-data (e.g., speech recognition) required for searching the recorded content. Street- TiVo relies on our P2P XDBMS technology, which in turn is based on a DHT overlay network, for distributed collaborator discovery, work coor- dination and meta-data exchange in a volatile WAN environment. The technologies of video analysis and information retrieval are seamlessly integrated into the system as XQuery functions.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationAPWeb/WAIM 2009
EditorsQing Li, Ling Feng, Jian Pei, Sean X. Wang
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-00671-5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009
EventJoint International Conferences on Advances in Data and Web Management, APWeb/WAIM 2009 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 2 Apr 20094 Apr 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag


ConferenceJoint International Conferences on Advances in Data and Web Management, APWeb/WAIM 2009
OtherApril 2-4, 2009


  • EWI-15100
  • multimedia analysis
  • IR-67995
  • peer-to-peer
  • XML database
  • METIS-265193
  • Speech Recognition

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