A book titled “Semantic Multimedia Analysis and Processing” was published by CRC Press in June 2014, containing a LinkedTV chapter on “When TV Meets the Web: Towards Personalised Digital Media”.
The book, edited by E. Spyrou, D. Iakovidis and Ph. Mylonas, provides a complete reference of techniques, algorithms, and solutions for the design and the implementation of contemporary multimedia systems. The “When TV Meets the Web: Towards Personalised Digital Media” chapter of it focuses on personalized content delivery in the networked media domain.
The chapter presents a comprehensive overview of research in the field of capturing and representing user preferences and context, and an overview of relevant digital media-specific personalized recommendation techniques. Subsequently, it describes the vision and first personalization approach adopted within the LinkedTV project, for profiling and contextualizing users, and providing targeted information and content in a linked media environment.
This book chapter is the joint work of LinkedTV partners CERTH, Univ. Mons, UEP and MODUL Univ. Vienna.
LinkedTV partner CERTH (Thessaloniki, Greece) just publicly released version 1.2 of its software for the automatic temporal segmentation of videos. This extends the previous versions by integrating algorithms for video scene segmentation and keyframe selection (up to 5 most representative keyframes of each scene are identified), on top of the segmentation to shots that is also performed by the released software. The new algorithmic additions do not affect the processing speed, which remains at least 2-3 times faster than real-time processing (depending on the processing capability of the graphics card) for the entire video analysis chain (i.e., shot segmentation, scene segmentation and keyframe selection).
The development and release of this software was supported by EU research projects LinkedTV and MediaMixer (http://www.mediamixer.eu/). Read more about research on hypervideo analysis in LinkedTV as well as check out several video analysis demonstrators.
The software is available for download at http://mklab.iti.gr/project/video-shot-segm
Related technical papers:
- E. Apostolidis, V. Mezaris, “Fast Shot Segmentation Combining Global and Local Visual Descriptors”, Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Florence, Italy, May 2014. (available at http://www.iti.gr/~bmezaris/publications/icassp14_preprint.pdf)
- P. Sidiropoulos, V. Mezaris, I. Kompatsiaris, H. Meinedo, M. Bugalho, I. Trancoso, “Temporal video segmentation to scenes using high-level audiovisual features”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 1163-1177, August 2011. (available athttp://www.iti.gr/~bmezaris/publications/csvt11_preprint.pdf)
LinkedTV is pleased to announce an opportunity in October to learn about the semantic technologies for multimedia annotation and re-use which are being used in the project to implement Linked Television.
During the International Semantic Web Conference 2014 (ISWC2014) this October 2014, LinkedTV will deliver a half day tutorial entitled “Remixing media on the (semantic) Web”. This tutorial will look at tools and services to semantically annotate online media and use those annotations for online retrieval and re-use based on a number of emerging web specifications and technologies. We will focus on means to annotate spatial and temporal fragments of media assets with Linked Data concepts, how to use those annotations to discover types of relevancy between distinct media assets and development of applications using discovered links between annotated media to provide enhanced user services.
We welcome all Linked Data and Semantic Web researchers and practitioners who are interested in how semantic approaches may be applied to non-textual media on the Web.
ISWC registration is open – find out more about the tutorial schedule and speakers at http://www.linkedtv.eu/event/tutorial/
Project coordinator Fraunhofer IAIS has published an article about LinkedTV in their latest newsletter edition – “Research News” (July 2014) which came out on July 1st. Immediately afterwards some German and also international press has reported about the project. The article reports on how researchers are seamlessly connecting TV offerings with the Internet and how audiences will benefit from an informative and personalized viewing experience through the LinkedTV project.
You can find the article in German and English here:
LinkedTV, as a leading EU research project in the area of TV-Web convergence and future forms of interactive television,
is pleased to be present at this weeks ACM TVX 2014 conference with 1 conference paper, 1 work in progress poster, 1 workshop demo and 1 conference demo.
ACM TVX 2014, formerly EuroITV, is the key conference in this area, bringing together researchers and industry practitioners to
present, discuss and explore new forms of interactive experience for television and online video.
It all starts Wednesday at the Workshop on Interactive Content Consumption (WSICC), which LinkedTV’s workshop series on
Future Television was merged into this year, where our Media Arts scenario represented by University of Mons is
giving a multimodal, interactive demo on the “Social Documentary: An interactive and evolutive installation to
explore crowd-source media content”.
Then on Thursday in the main conference session on “Consumption: Multiple Screens and Attention” joint work between
LinkedTV partner University of Mons and an external partner will present results on “Visual Attention Measures for
Multi-Screen TV”. This is an important contribution on visual attention for multi-screen TV applications, such as
could be built using LinkedTV’s own Multi-Screen Toolkit.
Later in the Work in Progress poster session, scientific coordinator Dr Lyndon Nixon (MODUL University) will be
present with the LinkedTV poster and showing LinkedTV, seamlessly integrating TV programming with related Web
content. It just gets better, since after that session and during the drinks reception, LinkedTV will be giving one
of the accepted demos, with Lilia Perez Romero (CWI) and Dr Nixon to hand to demonstrate linked television with
news (RBB) content.
LinkedTV looks forward to meeting interested researchers and practitioners in Newcastle at the very first ACM TVX 2014!
LinkedTV is pleased to announce that project partner UEP (University of Economics Prague) has had a system demo accepted at the Conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems – PAIS 2014 taking place on 20–21 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic co-located with the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014) with the intriguing title of
“Kinect Eye: Orwellian Video Recommendation”
The Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Social Events in Web Multimedia @ ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2014) (Glasgow, UK, April 1-4, 2014), which was co-organized by EU projects MediaMixer, LinkedTV and SocialSensor, are now publicly accessible from the workshop’s web site (direct link to the proceedings: http://mklab2.iti.gr/sewm14/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SEWM_2014_Proceedings.pdf ).
The LinkedTV project is pleased to be present at the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2014, 26-31 May, Reykjavik, Iceland) with no less than FOUR accepted papers! We warmly congratulate our LinkedTV partners and wish them the very best for their time at the conference! This reflects the cutting edge research on topics relevant to that domain which also form part of the innovative solution being created by partners for “Linked Television”, such as improving Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), keyword detection from text and Named Entity Recognition (NER).