TR2006-002

Subjective Assessment of Consumer Video Summarization


    •  Forlines, C.; Peker, K.A.; Divakaran, A., "Subjective Assessment of Consumer Video Summarization", SPIE Conference on Multimedia Content Analysis, Management and Retrieval, January 2006, vol. 6073, pp. 170-177.
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      • @inproceedings{Forlines2006jan,
      • author = {Forlines, C. and Peker, K.A. and Divakaran, A.},
      • title = {Subjective Assessment of Consumer Video Summarization},
      • booktitle = {SPIE Conference on Multimedia Content Analysis, Management and Retrieval},
      • year = 2006,
      • volume = 6073,
      • pages = {170--177},
      • month = jan,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2006-002}
      • }
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    Data Analytics


The immediate availability of a vast amount of multimedia content has created a growing need for improvements in the field of content analysis and summarization. While researchers have been rapidly making contributions and improvements to the field, we must never forget that content analysis and summarization themselves are not the user's goals. Users' primary interests fall into one of two categories; they normally either want to be entertained or want to be informed (or both). Summarization is therefore just another tool for improving the entertainment value or the information gathering value of the video watching experience. In this paper, we first explore the relationship between the viewer, the interface, and the summarization alborithms. Through an understanding of the user's goals and concerns, we present means for measuring the success summarization tools. Guidelines for the successful use of summarization in consumer video devices are also discussed.