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Video and Audio Navigation and Automatic Content Analysis

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The development of a multimedia business intelligence platform which offers the automatic cataloguing of audio and video material.

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An advanced prototype was developed that allows users to navigate multimedia content such as video footage or audio recordings. Video recordings of council meetings at Regione Valle d’Aosta were used during the experimentation phase. These meetings can last several hours, making it very difficult to recover the information contained in the recordings quickly and efficiently. The prototype allows users to identify precise clips, such as a particular speech by a councillor on a topic of interest and to start the video exactly at the chosen moment. It is also possible to navigate among the different topics raised during the meetings, identifying, for example, how many speeches were made on a particular issue (decrees, etc.).

The prototype is an example of how it could be used in the video information research sector, currently growing both on a professional and consumer level. In fact, the use of video recordings of meetings, conferences, lessons, technical and commercial presentations is becoming more and more popular in the professional market, while services that handle both user-generated content, such as YouTube, and professionally produced material (such as news and sports channels) are increasingly widespread in the consumer sector.



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