Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 345–360 | Cite as

VideoZapper: A System for Delivering Personalized Video Content

  • Miguel Boavida
  • Susana CabaÇo
  • Nuno Correia


Given the huge amounts of audiovisual materials that are broadcasted every day there is considerable interest in applications that are able to fulfill our need for selecting information. In this paper, we propose a system, VideoZapper, which can personalize and help to select audiovisual content based on its properties (represented as metadata descriptors) and mainly on the past experience of other users with that material. The content is selected based on the user profile and the description of each of the segments to be presented. A second level of selection is based on a “virtual edition” of the content, taking into account what previous users/viewers did. The paper presents related personalization and metadata approaches, the rational and principles for continuous media personalization, our current architecture and system, and preliminary experiences.


personalized video editing rules video servers metadata 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Boavida
    • 1
  • Susana CabaÇo
    • 1
  • Nuno Correia
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Systems and Informatics, School of Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal and Interactive Multimedia Group (IMG/CITI), Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyNew University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Computer Science Department and Interactive Multimedia Group (IMG/CITI), Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyNew University of LisbonPortugal

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