Automated, Intelligent Broadcast Video Content Analysis
Image credit and source: VAC news; VAC Views Feb 2007 op nvac.pnl.gov. p.9.
Image location: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:News_visualization.jpg
In the automated VAC system, a multi-modal data analysis is applied to concurrent visual signals, auditory signals, and, when available, closed caption text. The analysis is general and unstructured; it can be applied, for example, to broadcast video in any language. We have applied the analysis to automatically identify and segment news broadcasts. However, the methods can be applied to identify and segment other broadcast types as well.