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Automatic indexing of video content via the detection of semantic events
Lehane, Bart
The number, and size, of digital video databases is continuously growing. Unfortunately, most, if not all, of the video content in these databases is stored without any sort of indexing or analysis and without any associated metadata. If any of the videos do have metadata, then it is usually the result of some manual annotation process rather than any automatic indexing. Thus, locating clips and browsing content is difficult, time consuming and generally inefficient. The task of automatically indexing movies is particularly difficult given their innovative creation process and the individual style of many film makers. However, there are a number of underlying film grammar conventions that are universally followed, from a Hollywood blockbuster to an underground movie with a limited budget. These conventions dictate many elements of film making such as camera placement and editing. By examining the use of these conventions it is possible to extract information about the events in a movie. This research aims to provide an approach that creates an indexed version of a movie to facilitate ease of browsing and efficient retrieval. In order to achieve this aim, all of the relevant events contained within a movie are detected and classified into a predefined index. The event detection process involves examining the underlying structure of a movie and utilising audiovisual analysis techniques, supported by machine learning algorithms, to extract information based on this structure. The result is an indexed movie that can be presented to users for browsing/retrieval of relevant events, as well as supporting user specified searching. Extensive evaluation of the indexing approach is carried out. This evaluation indicates efficient performance of the event detection and retrieval system, and also highlights the subjective nature of video content.
Keyword(s): Electronic engineering; Information retrieval; Video Retrieval; Grammar; Event Detection
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): O'Connor, Noel E.
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Lehane, Bart (2006) Automatic indexing of video content via the detection of semantic events. PhD thesis, Dublin City University.
Publisher(s): Dublin City University. School of Electronic Engineering
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