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Informedia Digital Video Library
Head: Howard Wactlar
Contact: Colleen Everett
Mailing address:
Informedia Digital Video Library
Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

informedia@cs.cmu.edu
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Vision and Autonomous Systems Center (VASC)
Project Homepage
Publications
  • Enhanced Exploration of Oral History Archives through Processed Video and Synchronized Text Transcripts

    Michael Christel, Scott Stevens, Bryan Maher, and Julieanna Richardson
    Proc. ACM Multimedia Conference, October, 2010, pp. 1333-1342.
    Details | pdf (947KB) | Copyrighted

  • Automated Metadata in Multimedia Information Systems: Creation, Refinement, Use in Surrogates, and Evaluation

    Michael Christel
    Morgan and Claypool Publishers, January, 2009
    Details

  • Evaluating the Contributions of Video Representation for a Life Oral History Collection

    Michael Christel and Michael Frisch
    Proc. ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, June, 2008, pp. 241-250.
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • Putting Active Learning into Multimedia Applications: Dynamic Definition and Refinement of Concept Classifiers

    Ming-Yu Chen, Michael Christel, Alex Hauptmann, and Howard Wactlar
    Proc. ACM Multimedia 2005, November, 2005, pp. 902-911.
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • Learning Statistical Structure for Object Detection

    Henry Schneiderman
    Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP), 2003, August, 2003.
    Details | pdf (321KB) | Copyrighted

  • Informedia at TRECVID 2003: Analyzing and Searching Broadcast News Video

    Alex Hauptmann, Dorbin Ng, Robert Baron, M-Y. Chen, Michael Christel, Pinar Duygulu, C. Huang, W-H. Lin, Howard Wactlar, N. Moraveji, Norman Papernick, C.G.M. Snoek, G. Tzanetakis, Jie Yang, R. Yan, and R. Jin
    Proceedings of (VIDEO) TREC 2003 (Twelfth Text Retrieval Conference), November, 2003.
    Details | pdf (576KB) | Copyrighted

  • Digital Video Archives: Managing through Metadata

    Howard Wactlar and Michael Christel
    Building a National Strategy for Digital Preservation: Issues in Digital Media Archiving, 2002, pp. 84 - 99.
    Details | pdf (576KB) | Copyrighted

  • Improving Access to Digital Video Archives through Informedia Technology

    Michael Christel, Alex Hauptmann, and Howard Wactlar
    Journal of the AUdio Engineering Society, Vol. 49, No. 7/9, 2002,
    Details

  • Demonstration of Hierarchical Document Clustering of Digital Library Retrieval Results

    Howard Wactlar, Raul Valdes-Perez, Jerome Pesenti, C. Palmer, Dorbin Ng, Alex Hauptmann, and Michael Christel
    Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL'01), June, 2001.
    Details | pdf (11KB) | Copyrighted

  • Complementary Video and Audio Analysis for Broadcast News Archives

    Howard Wactlar, Alex Hauptmann, Michael Christel, Ricky Houghton, and Andreas Olligschlaeger
    Communications of the ACM, Vol. 32, No. 2, February, 2000, pp. 42 - 47.
    Details | pdf (147KB) | Copyrighted

  • Informedia - Search and Summarization in the Video Medium

    Howard Wactlar
    Proceedings of Imagina 2000 Conference, January, 2000.
    Details | pdf (348KB) | Copyrighted

  • New Directions in Video Information Extraction and Summarization

    Howard Wactlar
    10th DELOS Workshop, June, 1999.
    Details | pdf (486KB) | Copyrighted

  • Informedia Experience-on-Demand: Capturing, Integrating and Communicating Experiences across People, Time and Space

    Howard Wactlar, Michael Christel, Alex Hauptmann, and Yihong Gong
    ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 31, No. 9, June, 1999,
    Details | pdf (363KB) | Copyrighted

  • Lessons Learned from the Creation and Deployment of a Terabyte Digital Video Library

    Howard Wactlar, Michael Christel, Yihong Gong, and Alex Hauptmann
    IEEE Computer, Vol. 32, No. 2, 1999, pp. 66 - 73.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • Evolving Video Skims into Useful Multimedia Abstractions

    Michael Christel, Michael Smith, C. R. Taylor, and D. B. Winkler
    Proceedings of the CHI '98 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April, 1998.
    Details | pdf (259KB) | Copyrighted

  • Informedia News-on-Demand: Using Speech Recognition to Create a Digital Video Library

    Howard Wactlar, Alex Hauptmann, and M.J. Witbrock
    tech. report CMU-CS-98-109, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, March, 1998
    Details | pdf (46KB) | Copyrighted

  • Video OCR: Indexing Digital News Libraries by Recognition of Superimposed Caption

    Toshio Sato, Takeo Kanade, Ellen Hughes, Michael Smith, and Shin-ichi Satoh
    ACM Multimedia Systems Special Issue on Video Libraries, February, 1998.
    Details | pdf (691KB) | Copyrighted

  • Multi-Lingual Informedia: A Demonstration of Speech Recognition and Information Retrieval across Multiple Languages

    Alex Hauptmann, P. Scheytt, Howard Wactlar, and P.E. Kennedy
    Proceedings of the DARPA Workshop on Broadcast News Understanding Systems, February, 1998.
    Details | pdf (21KB) | Copyrighted

  • Video Skimming and Characterization through the Combination of Image and Language Understanding

    Michael Smith and Takeo Kanade
    Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Workshop on Content-Based Access of Image and Video Databases, January, 1998, pp. 61 - 70.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • Indexing and Search of Multimodal Information

    Alex Hauptmann and Howard Wactlar
    Proceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-97), April, 1997.
    Details | pdf (57KB) | Copyrighted

  • Video Skimming and Characterization through the Combination of Image and Language Understanding Techniques

    Michael Smith and Takeo Kanade
    tech. report CMU-CS-97-111, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, February, 1997
    Details | pdf (280KB) | Copyrighted

  • Informedia: CMU Digital Video Library Project

    Takeo Kanade and Shin'ichi Satoh
    Journal of Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol. 37, No. 9, September, 1996, pp. 841-847.
    Details | pdf (791KB) | Copyrighted

  • Intelligent Access to Digital Video: The Informedia Project

    Howard Wactlar, Takeo Kanade, Michael Smith, and Scott Stevens
    IEEE Computer, Vol. 29, No. 5, May, 1996, pp. 46-52.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • Informedia: News-on-Demand Experiments in Speech Recognition

    Howard Wactlar, Alex Hauptmann, and Michael Witbrock
    Proceedings of ARPA Speech Recognition Workshop, February, 1996.
    Details | pdf (63KB) | Copyrighted

  • Immersion into Visual Media: New Applications of Image Understanding

    Takeo Kanade
    IEEE Expert, Vol. 11, No. 1, February, 1996, pp. 73-80.
    Details | pdf (1MB) | Copyrighted

  • The Next Generation Electronic Library - Capturing the Experience

    Howard Wactlar
    ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 28, No. 4, December, 1996, pp. 114.
    Details | pdf (10KB) | Copyrighted

  • Techniques for the Creation and Exploration of Digital Video Libraries

    Michael Christel, Takeo Kanade, M. Mauldin, Raj Reddy, Scott Stevens, and Howard Wactlar
    Multimedia Tools and Applications, Borko Furht, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996
    Details | pdf (274KB) | Copyrighted

  • Video Skimming for Quick Browsing based on Audio and Image Characterization

    Michael Smith and Takeo Kanade
    tech. report CMU-CS-95-186, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, July, 1995
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • Automating the Creation of a Digital Video Library

    Michael Smith and Michael Christel
    Proc. ACM Multimedia '95, November, 1995, pp. 357 - 358.
    Details

  • Text, Speech, and Vision for Video Segmentation: The Informedia Project

    Alex Hauptmann and Michael Smith
    AAAI Fall 1995 Symposium on Computational Models for Integrating Language and Vision, 1995.
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • Technical Challenges for the Informedia Digital Video Library

    Howard Wactlar, Michael Christel, Scott Stevens, Takeo Kanade, Michael Mauldin, Raj Reddy, and Michael Smith
    Technical Challenges for the Informedia Digital Video Library, 1995.
    Details

  • Informedia Digital Video Library

    Michael Christel, Takeo Kanade, Michael Mauldin, Raj Reddy, Marvin Sirbu, Scott Stevens, and Howard Wactlar
    Communications of the ACM, Vol. 38, No. 4, 1995, pp. 57 - 58.
    Details

  • Automated Video Segmentation for On-Demand Retrieval from Very Large Video Libraries

    Howard Wactlar, Alex Hauptmann, Michael Smith, and Krishna Pendyala
    The 138th SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) Technical Conference and World Expo, 1995.
    Details

  • Informedia Digital Video Library

    Michael Christel, Scott Stevens, and Howard Wactlar
    Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia '94 Conference, October, 1994, pp. 480 - 481.
    Details