Automatic Movie Skimming with General Tempo Analysis

Shih Hung Lee*, Chia H. Yeh, C. C. Jay Kuo

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Story units are extracted by general tempo analysis including tempos of audio and visual information in this research. Although many schemes have been proposed to successfully segment video data into shots using basic low-level features, how to group shots into meaningful units called story units is still a challenging problem. By focusing on a certain type of video such as sport or news, we can explore models with the specific application domain knowledge. For movie contents, many heuristic rules based on audiovisual clues have been proposed with limited success. We propose a method to extract story units using general tempo analysis. Experimental results are given to demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of the proposed technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-54
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventInternet Multimedia Management Systems IV - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2003 Sept 92003 Sept 11


  • Cinema rule
  • Movie skimming
  • Story unit
  • Tempo analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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