Automated Lecture Video Segmentation: Facilitate Content Browsing and Retrieval
AdvisorNunamaker, Jay F.
Committee ChairNunamaker, Jay F.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractPeople often have difficulties finding specific information in video because of its linear and unstructured nature. Segmenting long videos into small clips by topics and providing browsing and search functionalities is beneficial for information searching. However, manual segmentation is labor intensive and existing automated segmentation methods are not effective for plenty of amateur made and unedited lecture videos. The objectives of this dissertation are to develop 1) automated segmentation algorithms to extract the topic structure of a lecture video, and 2) retrieval algorithms to identify the relevant video segments for user queries.Based on an extensive literature review, existing segmentation features and approaches are summarized and research challenges and questions are presented. Manual segmentation studies are conducted to understand the content structure of a lecture video and a set of potential segmentation features and methods are extracted to facilitate the design of automated segmentation approaches. Two static algorithms are developed to segment a lecture video into a list of topics. Features from multimodalities and various knowledge sources (e.g. electronic slides) are used in the segmentation algorithms. A dynamic segmentation method is also developed to retrieve relevant video segments of appropriate sizes based on the questions asked by users. A series of evaluation studies are conducted and results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness and usefulness of the automated segmentation approaches.
Degree ProgramManagement Information Systems