PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Finding a needle in a haystack: an interactive video archive explorer for professional video searchers
M. Haesen, J. Meskens, K. Luyten, K. Coninx, J.H. Becker, Tinne Tuytelaars, G. Poulisse, P.T. Pham and M.F. Moens
Multimedia Tools and Applications 2011.


Professional video searchers typically have to search for particular video fragments in a vast video archive that contains many hours of video data. Without having the right video archive exploration tools, this is a difficult and time consuming task that induces hours of video skimming. We propose the video archive explorer, a video exploration tool that provides visual representations of automatically detected concepts to facilitate individual and collaborative video search tasks. This video archive explorer is developed by employing a user-centred methodology, which ensures that the tool is more likely to fit to the end user needs. A qualitative evaluation with professional video searchers shows that the combination of automatic video indexing, interactive visualisations and user-centred design can result in an increased usability, user satisfaction and productivity.

EPrint Type:Article
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Machine Vision
User Modelling for Computer Human Interaction
Information Retrieval & Textual Information Access
ID Code:9302
Deposited By:Tinne Tuytelaars
Deposited On:22 February 2012