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Recognizing and Presenting the Storytelling Video Structure with Deep Multimodal Networks

Abstract: In this paper, we propose a novel scene detection algorithm which employs semantic, visual, textual and audio cues. We also show how the hierarchical decomposition of the storytelling video structure can improve retrieval results presentation with semantically and aesthetically effective thumbnails. Our method is built upon two advancements of the state of the art: 1) semantic feature extraction which builds video specific concept detectors; 2) multimodal feature embedding learning, that maps the feature vector of a shot to a space in which the Euclidean distance has task specific semantic properties. The proposed method is able to decompose the video in annotated temporal segments which allow for a query specific thumbnail extraction. Extensive experiments are performed on different data sets to demonstrate the effectiveness of our algorithm. An in-depth discussion on how to deal with the subjectivity of the task is conducted and a strategy to overcome the problem is suggested.


Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "Recognizing and Presenting the Storytelling Video Structure with Deep Multimodal Networks" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MULTIMEDIA, vol. 19, pp. 955 -968 , 2017 DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2016.2644872

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