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Are visual informatics actually useful in practice: a study in a film studies context

Mohamad Ali, Nazlena and Smeaton, Alan F. (2009) Are visual informatics actually useful in practice: a study in a film studies context. In: IVIC 2009 - The 1st International Visual Informatics Conference, 11-13 November 2009, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper describes our work in examining the question of whether providing a visual informatics application in an educational scenario, in particular, providing video content analysis, does actually yield real benefit in practice. We provide a new software tool in the domain of movie content analysis technologies for use by students of film studies students at Dublin City University, and we try to address the research question of measuring the ‘benefit’ from the use of these technologies to students. We examine their real practices in studying for the module using our advanced application as compared to using conventional DVD browsing of movie content. In carrying out this experiment, we found that students have better essay outcomes, higher satisfactions levels and the mean time spent on movie analyzing is longer with the new technologies.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Additional Information:Alan.smeaton@dcu.ie
Subjects:Humanities > Video recordings
Computer Science > Digital video
Humanities > Film studies
Computer Science > Image processing
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Publisher:Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Official URL:http://www.ivic.org.my/
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Ministry of Higher Education and University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:14808
Deposited On:20 Aug 2009 09:40 by Alan F. Smeaton. Last Modified 14 Nov 2009 04:02

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