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Informedia Digital Video Library

Portrait of Informedia Digital Video Library
Head: Howard Wactlar
Contact: Colleen Everett
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Last Project Publication Year: 2010

The overarching goal of the Informedia initiatives is to achieve machine understanding of video and film media, including all aspects of search, retrieval, visualization and summarization in both contemporaneous and archival content collections. The base technology developed under Informedia-I combines speech, image and natural language understanding to automatically transcribe, segment and index linear video for intelligent search and image retrieval. Informedia-II seeks to improve the dynamic extraction, summarization, visualization, and presentation of distributed video, automatically producing collages and auto-documentaries that summarize documents from text, images, audio and video into one single abstraction.

Research efforts underway apply Informedia technology to the domains of education, health care, defense intelligence and the coordination and understanding of human activity. Informedia also has international digital library collaborations in Europe and Asia that have produced multilingual, multi-cultural and cross-lingual versions.

For complete information visit the project web site at http://www.Informedia.cs.cmu.edu

Our subprojects include:

Displaying 34 Publications
Enhanced Exploration of Oral History Archives through Processed Video and Synchronized Text Transcripts
Michael Christel, Scott Stevens, Bryan Maher and Julieanna Richardson

Conference Paper, Proc. ACM Multimedia Conference, pp. 1333-1342, October, 2010
Evaluating the Contributions of Video Representation for a Life Oral History Collection
Michael Christel and Michael Frisch

Conference Paper, Proc. ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, pp. 241-250, June, 2008
Putting Active Learning into Multimedia Applications: Dynamic Definition and Refinement of Concept Classifiers
Ming-Yu Chen, Michael Christel, Alex Hauptmann and Howard Wactlar

Conference Paper, Proc. ACM Multimedia 2005, pp. 902-911, November, 2005
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

Conference Paper, Proceedings of (VIDEO) TREC 2003 (Twelfth Text Retrieval Conference), November, 2003
Learning Statistical Structure for Object Detection
Henry Schneiderman

Conference Paper, Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP), 2003, August, 2003
Digital Video Archives: Managing through Metadata
Howard Wactlar and Michael Christel

Book Section/Chapter, Building a National Strategy for Digital Preservation: Issues in Digital Media Archiving, pp. 84 - 99, April, 2002
Improving Access to Digital Video Archives through Informedia Technology
Michael Christel, Alex Hauptmann and Howard Wactlar

Journal Article, Journal of the AUdio Engineering Society, Vol. 49, No. 9-Jul, January, 2002
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

Conference Paper, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL'01), June, 2001
Complementary Video and Audio Analysis for Broadcast News Archives
Howard Wactlar, Alex Hauptmann, Michael Christel, Ricky Houghton and Andreas Olligschlaeger

Journal Article, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 42 - 47, February, 2000
Informedia – Search and Summarization in the Video Medium
Howard Wactlar

Conference Paper, Proceedings of Imagina 2000 Conference, January, 2000
Informedia Experience-on-Demand: Capturing, Integrating and Communicating Experiences across People, Time and Space
Howard Wactlar, Michael Christel, Alex Hauptmann and Yihong Gong

Journal Article, ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 31, No. 9, June, 1999
Lessons Learned from the Creation and Deployment of a Terabyte Digital Video Library
Howard Wactlar, Michael Christel, Yihong Gong and Alex Hauptmann

Journal Article, IEEE Computer, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 66 - 73, January, 1999
Evolving Video Skims into Useful Multimedia Abstractions
Michael Christel, Michael Smith, C. R. Taylor and D. B. Winkler

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the CHI '98 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April, 1998
Multi-Lingual Informedia: A Demonstration of Speech Recognition and Information Retrieval across Multiple Languages
Alex Hauptmann, P. Scheytt, Howard Wactlar and P.E. Kennedy

Workshop Paper, Proceedings of the DARPA Workshop on Broadcast News Understanding Systems, February, 1998
Video OCR: Indexing Digital News Libraries by Recognition of Superimposed Caption
Toshio Sato, Takeo Kanade, Ellen Hughes, Michael Smith and Shin-ichi Satoh

Conference Paper, ACM Multimedia Systems Special Issue on Video Libraries, February, 1998
Video Skimming and Characterization through the Combination of Image and Language Understanding
Michael Smith and Takeo Kanade

Workshop Paper, Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Workshop on Content-Based Access of Image and Video Databases, pp. 61 - 70, January, 1998
Video Skimming and Characterization through the Combination of Image and Language Understanding Techniques
Michael Smith and Takeo Kanade

Conference Paper, Proceedings of 1997 IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR '97), pp. 775-781, June, 1997
Indexing and Search of Multimodal Information
Alex Hauptmann and Howard Wactlar

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-97), April, 1997
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
The Next Generation Electronic Library – Capturing the Experience
Howard Wactlar

Journal Article, ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 28, No. 4, December, 1996
Informedia: CMU Digital Video Library Project
Takeo Kanade and Shin'ichi Satoh

Journal Article, Journal of Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol. 37, No. 9, pp. 841-847, September, 1996
Intelligent Access to Digital Video: The Informedia Project
Howard Wactlar, Takeo Kanade, Michael Smith and Scott Stevens

Journal Article, IEEE Computer, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 46-52, May, 1996
Immersion into Visual Media: New Applications of Image Understanding
Takeo Kanade

Journal Article, IEEE Expert, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 73-80, February, 1996
Informedia: News-on-Demand Experiments in Speech Recognition
Howard Wactlar, Alex Hauptmann and Michael Witbrock

Workshop Paper, Proceedings of ARPA Speech Recognition Workshop, February, 1996
Techniques for the Creation and Exploration of Digital Video Libraries
Michael Christel, Takeo Kanade, M. Mauldin, Raj Reddy, Scott Stevens and Howard Wactlar

Book Section/Chapter, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol. 2, January, 1996
Automating the Creation of a Digital Video Library
Michael Smith and Michael Christel

Conference Paper, Proc. ACM Multimedia '95, pp. 357 - 358, November, 1995
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
Automated Video Segmentation for On-Demand Retrieval from Very Large Video Libraries
Howard Wactlar, Alex Hauptmann, Michael Smith and Krishna Pendyala

Conference Paper, The 138th SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) Technical Conference and World Expo, January, 1995
Informedia Digital Video Library
Michael Christel, Takeo Kanade, Michael Mauldin, Raj Reddy, Marvin Sirbu, Scott Stevens and Howard Wactlar

Journal Article, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 57 - 58, January, 1995
Technical Challenges for the Informedia Digital Video Library
Howard Wactlar, Michael Christel, Scott Stevens, Takeo Kanade, Michael Mauldin, Raj Reddy and Michael Smith

Conference Paper, Technical Challenges for the Informedia Digital Video Library, January, 1995
Text, Speech, and Vision for Video Segmentation: The Informedia Project
Alex Hauptmann and Michael Smith

Conference Paper, AAAI Fall 1995 Symposium on Computational Models for Integrating Language and Vision, January, 1995
Informedia Digital Video Library
Michael Christel, Scott Stevens and Howard Wactlar

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia '94 Conference, pp. 480 - 481, October, 1994

Current RI People

Past Project People

  • Yiming Yang
  • Jie Yang
  • Raul Valdes-Perez
  • Doug Tygar
  • Scott Stevens
  • Michael Smith
  • Marvin Sirbu
  • Jianbo Shi
  • Henry Schneiderman
  • Jayshree Ranka
  • Krishna Pendyala
  • Andreas Olligschlaeger
  • Dorbin Ng
  • Marci Maher
  • Bryan Maher
  • Danny Lee
  • John Lafferty
  • Melissa Keaton
  • Dale James
  • Ellen Hughes
  • Chang Huang
  • Mark Hoy
  • Ricky Houghton
  • Alex Hauptmann
  • Yihong Gong
  • Christos Faloutsos
  • Pinar Duygulu
  • Mark Derthick
  • Naomi Dambacher
  • Mark Dambacher
  • Michael Christel
  • Datong Chen
  • Bruce Cardwell
  • Rishi Bhatnagar
  • Robert Baron
  • Colleen Everett
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