A Temporal and Visual Analysis-Based Approach to Commercial Detection in News Video

  • Shijin Li
  • Yue-Fei Guo
  • Hao Li
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4781)


The detection of commercials in news video has been a challenging problem because of the diversity of the production styles of commercial programs. In this paper, the authors present a novel algorithm for the detection of commercials in news program. By the method suggested, firstly shot transition detection and anchorman shot recognition are conducted, then clustering analysis is employed to label commercial blocks roughly, finally the accurate boundaries of the commercials are located by analyzing the average duration of preceding and subsequent shots and the visual features of the shots, such as color, saturation and edge distribution. The experiment results show that the proposed algorithm is effective with high precision.


Commercial detection clustering temporal and visual features 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shijin Li
    • 1
  • Yue-Fei Guo
    • 2
  • Hao Li
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer & Information Engineering, Hohai University, NanjingChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Fudan University, ShanghaiChina

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