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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 46, Issue 2–3, pp 521–544 | Cite as

A novel tool for summarization of arthroscopic videos

  • Mathias LuxEmail author
  • Oge Marques
  • Klaus Schöffmann
  • Laszlo Böszörmenyi
  • Georg Lajtai
Article

Abstract

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small camera to generate video streams, which are recorded and subsequently archived. In this paper we present a video summarization tool and demonstrate how it can be successfully used in the domain of arthroscopic videos. The proposed tool generates a keyframe-based summary, which clusters visually similar frames based on user-selected visual features and appropriate dissimilarity metrics. We discuss how this tool can be used for arthroscopic videos, taking advantage of several domain-specific aspects, without losing its ability to work on general-purpose videos. Experimental results confirm the feasibility of the proposed approach and encourage extending it to other application domains.

Keywords

Multimedia tools Video summarization Arthroscopic videos 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathias Lux
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oge Marques
    • 2
  • Klaus Schöffmann
    • 1
  • Laszlo Böszörmenyi
    • 1
  • Georg Lajtai
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Information TechnologyKlagenfurt UniversityKlagenfurtAustria
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  3. 3.Private Clinic AlthofenAlthofenAustria

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