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MPEG content summarization based on compressed domain feature analysis
Author(s): Masaru Sugano; Yasuyuki Nakajima; Hiromasa Yanagihara
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses automatic summarization of MPEG audiovisual content on compressed domain. By analyzing semantically important low-level and mid-level audiovisual features, our method universally summarizes the MPEG-1/-2 contents in the form of digest or highlight. The former is a shortened version of an original, while the latter is an aggregation of important or interesting events. In our proposal, first, the incoming MPEG stream is segmented into shots and the above features are derived from each shot. Then the features are adaptively evaluated in an integrated manner, and finally the qualified shots are aggregated into a summary. Since all the processes are performed completely on compressed domain, summarization is achieved at very low computational cost. The experimental results show that news highlights and sports highlights in TV baseball games can be successfully extracted according to simple shot transition models. As for digest extraction, subjective evaluation proves that meaningful shots are extracted from content without a priori knowledge, even if it contains multiple genres of programs. Our method also has the advantage of generating an MPEG-7 based description such as summary and audiovisual segments in the course of summarization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5242, Internet Multimedia Management Systems IV, (26 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.510951
Show Author Affiliations
Masaru Sugano, KDDI R&D Labs., Inc. (Japan)
Yasuyuki Nakajima, KDDI R&D Labs., Inc. (Japan)
Hiromasa Yanagihara, KDDI R&D Labs., Inc. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5242:
Internet Multimedia Management Systems IV
John R. Smith; Sethuraman Panchanathan; Tong Zhang, Editor(s)

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