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Hyperlinked video
Author(s): Jonathan Dakss; Stefan Agamanolis; Edmond Chalom; V. Michael Bove
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Paper Abstract

Hyperlinked video is video in which specific objects are made selectable by some form of user interface, and the user's interactions with these objects modify the presentation of the video. Identifying and tracking the objects remains one of the chief difficulties in authoring hyperlinked video; we solve this problem through the use of a video tracking and segmentation algorithm that uses color, texture, motion, and position parameters. An author uses a computer mouse to scribble roughly on each desired object in a frame of video, and the system generates a segmentation mask for that frame and following frames. We have applied this technique in the production of a soap opera program, with the result that the user can inquire about purchasing clothing and furnishings used in the show. We will discuss this and other uses of the technology, describe our experiences in using the segmentation algorithm for hyperlinked video purposes, and present several different user-interface methods appropriate for hyperlinked video.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3528, Multimedia Systems and Applications, (22 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.337394
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Dakss, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
Stefan Agamanolis, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
Edmond Chalom, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
V. Michael Bove, MIT Media Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3528:
Multimedia Systems and Applications
Andrew G. Tescher; Bhaskaran Vasudev; V. Michael Bove; Barbara Derryberry, Editor(s)

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