The priority curve algorithm for video summarization

TitleThe priority curve algorithm for video summarization
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsFayzullin M, V.S. Subrahmanian, Albanese M, Picariello A
Conference NameProceedings of the 2nd ACM international workshop on Multimedia databases
Date Published2004///
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number1-58113-975-6
Keywordsprobabilistic, Summarization, system, video

In this paper, we introduce the concept of a priority curve associated with a video. We then provide an algorithm that can use the priority curve to create a summary (of a desired length) of any video. The summary thus created exhibits nice continuity properties and also avoids repetition. We have implemented the priority curve algorithm (PCA) and compared it with other summarization algorithms in the literature. We show that PCA is faster than existing algorithms and also produces better quality summaries. The quality of summaries was evaluated by a group of 200 students in Naples, Italy, who watched soccer videos. We also briefly describe a soccer video summarization system we have built on using the PCA architecture and various (classical) image processing algorithms.