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Físchlár: an on-line system for indexing and browsing broadcast television content

O'Connor, Noel E. and Marlow, Seán and Murphy, Noel and Smeaton, Alan F. and Browne, Paul and Deasy, Seán and Lee, Hyowon and McDonald, Kieran (2001) Físchlár: an on-line system for indexing and browsing broadcast television content. In: ICASSP 2001 - International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 7-11 May 2001, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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This paper describes a demonstration system which automatically indexes broadcast television content for subsequent non-linear browsing. User-specified television programmes are captured in MPEG-1 format and analysed using a number of video indexing tools such as shot boundary detection, keyframe extraction, shot clustering and news story segmentation. A number of different interfaces have been developed which allow a user to browse the visual index created by these analysis tools. These interfaces are designed to facilitate users locating video content of particular interest. Once such content is located, the MPEG-1 bitstream can be streamed to the user in real-time. This paper describes both the high-level functionality of the system and the low-level indexing tools employed, as well as giving an overview of the different browsing mechanisms employed

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:content-based retrieval; data compression; database indexing; feature extraction; online front-ends; real-time systems; television broadcasting; video coding; video databases;
Subjects:Computer Science > Video compression
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 ICASSP 2001 - International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal 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:249
Deposited On:06 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 07 May 2010 11:54

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