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News story segmentation in the Físchlár video indexing system

O'Connor, Noel E. and Czirjek, Csaba and Deasy, Seán and Marlow, Seán and Murphy, Noel and Smeaton, Alan F. (2001) News story segmentation in the Físchlár video indexing system. In: ICIP 2001 - International Conference on Image Processing, 10-12 October 2001, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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This paper presents an approach to segmenting individual news stories in broadcast news programmes. The approach first performs shot boundary detection and keyframe extraction on the programme. Shots are then clustered into groups based on their colour and temporal similarity. The clustering process is controlled using the groups' statistics. After clustering, a set of criteria are applied and groups are successively eliminated in order to converge upon a set of anchorperson groups. The temporal locations of the shots in these anchorperson groups are then used to segment the programme in terms of individual news items. This work is carried out within the context of a complete video indexing, browsing and retrieval system

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:feature extraction; image colour analysis; image retrieval; image segmentation; pattern clustering; video signal; processing;
Subjects:Engineering > Signal processing
Computer Science > Digital video
Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Copyright Information:Copyright © 2001 IEEE. Reprinted from ICIP 2001 - International Conference on Image Processing. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of Dublin City University's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.
Funders:National Software Directorate of Ireland
ID Code:248
Deposited On:06 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 07 May 2010 12:20

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