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Comparison of Multiepisode Video Summarization Algorithms

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20032003:613895

Received: 26 April 2002

Published: 30 January 2003


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


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