Automatic Generation of Video Summaries for Historical Films


Kopf, Stephan ; Haenselmann, Thomas ; Effelsberg, Wolfgang


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/729
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-7297
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2004
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen der Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik > Institut für Informatik > Technical Reports
Subject: 004 Computer science, internet
Subject headings (SWD): Automatische Inhaltsanalyse , Video
Keywords (English): video summarization , digital video libraries , skimming , video content analysis
Abstract: A video summary is a sequence of video clips extracted from a longer video. Much shorter than the original, the summary preserves its essential messages. In the project ECHO (European Chronicles On-line) a system was developed to store and manage large collections of historical films for the preservation of cultural heritage. At the University of Mannheim we have developed the video summarization component of the ECHO system. In this paper we discuss the particular challenges the historical film material poses, and how we have designed new video processing algorithms and modified existing ones to cope with noisy black-and-white films. We also report empirical results from the use of our summarization tool at the four major European national video archives.
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Kopf, Stephan ; Haenselmann, Thomas ; Effelsberg, Wolfgang (2004) Automatic Generation of Video Summaries for Historical Films. Open Access [Working paper]
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