Reference Work Entry

Encyclopedia of Multimedia

pp 917-925

Video Summarization

  • M. AlbaneseAffiliated withDipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Napoli “Federico II”
  • , C. CesaranoAffiliated withDipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Napoli “Federico II”
  • , M. FayzullinAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • , A. PicarielloAffiliated withDipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Napoli “Federico II”
  • , V. S. SubrahmanianAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Maryland

Definition:Video summarization refers to creating a summary of a digital video, which must satisfy the following three principles: (1) the video summary must contain high priority entities and events from the video, (2) the summary itself should exhibit reasonable degrees of continuity, and (3) the summary should be free of repetition.

The past decade has seen explosive growth in the ability of individuals to create and/or capture digital video, slowly leading to large personal and corporate digital video archives. In the corporate arena, there is a growing need for video summarization. For instance, a company that uses video technology to secure its buildings may wish to summarize the surveillance video so that only important events are included in the summary. An online education courseware seller may want to create brief summaries of educational videos that focus on the most exciting snippets of the course in question. A sports organization such as the National Basketball Association ...

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