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Dialogue scene detection in movies using low and mid-level visual features

Lehane, Bart and O'Connor, Noel E. and Murphy, Noel (2004) Dialogue scene detection in movies using low and mid-level visual features. In: International Workshop on Image, Video, and Audio Retrieval and Mining, 25-26 October 2004, Quebec, Canada.

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This paper describes an approach for detecting dialogue scenes in movies. The approach uses automatically extracted low- and mid-level visual features that characterise the visual content of individual shots, and which are then combined using a state transition machine that models the shot-level temporal characteristics of the scene under investigation. The choice of visual features used is motivated by a consideration of formal film syntax. The system is designed so that the analysis may be applied in order to detect different types of scenes, although in this paper we focus on dialogue sequences as these are the most prevalent scenes in the movies considered to date.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital video
Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Enterprise Ireland, EU IST-2000-32795
ID Code:400
Deposited On:01 Apr 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 06 May 2010 11:40

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