Exploring video structure beyond the shots

Yong Rui, Thomas S Huang, Sharad Mehrotra

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While existing shot-based video analysis approaches provide users with better access to the video than the raw data stream does, they are still not sufficient for meaningful video browsing and retrieval since: (1) the shots in a long video are still too many to be presented to the user; (2) shots do not capture the underlying semantic structure of the video, based on which the user may wish to browse/retrieve the video. To explore video structure at a semantic level, this paper presents an effective approach for video scene structure construction in which shots are grouped into semantic-related scenes. The output of the proposed algorithm provides a structured video that greatly facilitates user's access. Experiments based on real-world movie videos validate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Protocols for Multimedia Systems and Multimedia Networking, PROMS-MmNet
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE Comp Soc
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Jun 28 1998Jul 1 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems
CityAustin, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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