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Database and Expert Systems Applications

Volume 3588 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 176-185

Webified Video: Media Conversion from TV Programs to Web Content for Cross-Media Information Integration

  • Hisashi MiyamoriAffiliated withNational Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
  • , Katsumi TanakaAffiliated withNational Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)Kyoto University

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Abstract

A method is proposed for viewing broadcast content that converts TV programs into Web content and integrates the results with related information, enabling one to flexibly browse the original content with value-added content and from various viewpoints. Even though the amount of information available via TV programs and the Web is increasing constantly, humans have a definite ceiling on their spare time for each media. To efficiently acquire information, they need a mechanism that can smoothly go back and forth across different media depending on situations and necessity. Our proposed method is a tool to achieve such cross-media information integration. Media conversion from TV programs to Web content enhances the browsability of the former, enabling one to skim a program’s outline or to efficiently search for favorite scenes. Integration with related information enriches viewing of TV programs in different ways, such as value-added content and content based on particular viewpoints. Preliminary testing of a prototype system for next-generation storage TV validated the approach taken by the proposed method.