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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Comparison of Multiepisode Video Summarization Algorithms

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20032003:613895

  • Received: 26 April 2002
  • Published:


This paper presents a comparison of some methodologies for the automatic construction of video summaries. The work is based on the simulated user principle to evaluate the quality of a video summary in a way that is automatic, yet related to the user′s perception. The method is studied for the case of multiepisode video, where we do not describe only what is important in a video but rather what distinguishes this video from the others. Experimental results are presented to support the proposed ideas.


  • multimedia content analysis
  • video summaries
  • image similarity
  • automated evaluation

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Multimedia Communications, Institut Eurécom, BP 193, Sophia Antipolis, 06904, France


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