Semantic-event based analysis and segmentation of wedding ceremony videos

Wen-Huang Cheng*, Yung Yu Chuang, Bing Yu Chen, Ja Ling Wu, Shao Yen Fang, Yin Tzu Lin, Chi Chang Hsieh, Chen Ming Pan, Wei Ta Chu, Min Chun Tien

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in our lives. It symbolizes the birth and creation of a new family. In this paper, we present a system for automatically segmenting a wedding ceremony video into a sequence of recognized wedding events, e.g., the couple's wedding kiss. Our goal is to develop an automatic tool for users to efficiently organize, search, and retrieve his/her treasured wedding memories. Furthermore, the event descriptions could benefit and complement the current research in semantic video understanding. Technically, three kinds of event features, i.e., the speech/music discriminator, flashlight detector, and bride indicator, are exploited to build statistical models for each wedding event. Events are then recognized by a hidden Markov model, which takes into account both the fitness of observed features and the temporal rationality of event ordering to improve the segmentation accuracy. We conducted experiments on a rich set of wedding videos, and the results demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Multimedia Conference, MM'07 - Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIG Multimedia International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval, MIR'07
Pages95-104
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventInternational Multimedia Conference, MM'07 - 9th ACM SIG Multimedia International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval, MIR'07 - Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Duration: 28 Sep 200728 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM International Multimedia Conference and Exhibition

Conference

ConferenceInternational Multimedia Conference, MM'07 - 9th ACM SIG Multimedia International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval, MIR'07
CountryGermany
CityAugsburg, Bavaria
Period28/09/0728/09/07

Keywords

  • Event detection
  • Video segmentation
  • Wedding analysis

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