Michael A. Smith, «Multimodal Video Characterization and Summarization»
Springer | ISBN: 1402074263 | 2004 | PDF | 204 pages | 24.25 MB
This concerns the field of video characterization and summarization. The term “characterization” refers to methods to analyze video content or some other medium at various levels. We emphasize video content processing, which encompasses methods in image, audio, and language understanding. The term “summarization” refers to techniques for abstracting video without apparent loss in content.
This book is organized as follows: We first introduce the field of video characterization and its relation to professional production standards and research in video understanding. Second, we describe various techniques for characterizing video content. In particular, we define the video skim as one of the most important video summarization techniques. Finally, we introduce subjective user-studies as an effective means to evaluate video characterization systems.