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Voice processing for automatic TV sports program highlights detection

Marlow, Seán and Sadlier, David A. and O'Connor, Noel E. and Murphy, Noel (2003) Voice processing for automatic TV sports program highlights detection. In: Proceedings of 8th International Symposium on Social Communication, 20 -24 January 2003, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

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The imminent rapid expansion in the number of TV channels is driving the need for efficient digital video indexing, browsing and playback systems. For the past four years, the Centre for Digital Video Processing in DCU has been working towards the provision of such a system. The current stage of development is demonstrated on our Web-based digital video system called Físchlár [1,2], which is now in hourly use by over 1000 registered users. At present a user can pre-set the recording of TV broadcast programmes and can choose from a set of different browser interfaces which allow navigation through the recorded programmes. As our research has developed we have been adding increased functionality such as personalisation and programme recommendation, automatic recording, SMS/WAP/PDA alerting, searching, summarising and so on. There have been many approaches to automatic highlight detection and summarization of sports programmes [3-6]. However, most methods are oriented to particular sports and/or specific edit effects or need much computational effort. Therefore we decided to take a more basic and generic approach based on the observation that, in most common sports coverage with a commentator and spectators, exciting events are usually characterized by an increase in the audio amplitude, particularly in the speech band. Measurement of the audio amplitude is described in Section II and a case study is presented in Section III. Section IV summarises results while conclusions and areas of continuing and future work are outlined in Section V.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Computer Science > Information storage and retrieval systems
Computer Science > Digital video
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:EU IST-2000-32795, Enterprise Ireland
ID Code:321
Deposited On:13 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 07 May 2010 11:36

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