A Unified Framework for Video Summarization, Browsing & Retrieval - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123693877, 9780080481531

A Unified Framework for Video Summarization, Browsing & Retrieval

1st Edition

with Applications to Consumer and Surveillance Video

Authors: Ziyou Xiong Regunathan Radhakrishnan Ajay Divakaran Zou Yong-Rui Thomas Huang
eBook ISBN: 9780080481531
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123693877
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th December 2005
Page Count: 296
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Large volumes of video content can only be easily accessed by the use of rapid browsing and retrieval techniques. Constructing a video table of contents (ToC) and video highlights to enable end users to sift through all this data and find what they want, when they want are essential. This reference puts forth a unified framework to integrate these functions supporting efficient browsing and retrieval of video content. The authors have developed a cohesive way to create a video table of contents, video highlights, and video indices that serve to streamline the use of applications in consumer and surveillance video applications.

The authors discuss the generation of table of contents, extraction of highlights, different techniques for audio and video marker recognition, and indexing with low-level features such as color, texture, and shape. Current applications including this summarization and browsing technology are also reviewed. Applications such as event detection in elevator surveillance, highlight extraction from sports video, and image and video database management are considered within the proposed framework. This book presents the latest in research and readers will find their search for knowledge completely satisfied by the breadth of the information covered in this volume.

Key Features

  • Offers the latest in cutting edge research and applications in surveillance and consumer video

  • Presentation of a novel unified framework aimed at successfully sifting through the abundance of footage gathered daily at shopping malls, airports, and other commercial facilities

  • Concisely written by leading contributors in the signal processing industry with step-by-step instruction in building video ToC and indices


Electrical & computer engineers, computer scientists (especially computer graphics; SIGGRAPH), internet engineers, web developers, digital cinematographers. R&D engineers at companies addressing multimedia (consumer) market, e.g., IBM, Mitsubishi, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Apple, etc.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Literature Survey Chapter 3: Video Table-of-content Generation Chapter 4: Video Highlights Extraction Chapter 5: Video Structure Discovery using Unsupervised Learning Chapter 6: Video Indexing Chapter 7: A Unified Framework for Video Summarization, Browsing, and Retrieval Chapter 8: Applications Chapter 9: Conclusions


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About the Author

Ziyou Xiong

Affiliations and Expertise

United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT, USA

Regunathan Radhakrishnan

Affiliations and Expertise

Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Cambridge, MA, USA

Ajay Divakaran

Affiliations and Expertise

Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Cambridge, MA, USA

Zou Yong-Rui

Affiliations and Expertise

Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA

Thomas Huang

Thomas S. Huang received his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, China; and his M.S. and Sc.D. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was on the Faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at MIT from 1963 to 1973; and on the Faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering and Director of its Laboratory for Information and Signal Processing at Purdue University from 1973 to 1980. Dr. Huang's professional interests lie in the broad area of information technology, especially the transmission and processing of multidimensional signals. He has published 21 books, and over 600 papers in Network Theory, Digital Filtering, Image Processing, and Computer Vision. Among his many honors and awards: Honda Lifetime Achievement Award, IEEE Jack Kilby Signal Processing Medal, and the King-Sun Fu Prize of the International Association for Pattern Recognition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

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