LogCreator is an application for semi-automatic indexing of audio-visual
document content, based on an a- priori automatic detection of shots. The
user is provided with a predefined video description schema which allows
the description in two levels: the document level and the shot level. The
next versions of the LogCreator will also provide the possibility of description
of more semantic segments as scenes and subjects. LogCreator recieves the
results of the shot detection in XML format and also stocks the results
of the description in XML format in order to allow interoperability with
other applications. This application was implemented in the framework of
the "Audio-Visual Digital Archives" project in order to facilitate
the corpus creation (More information on Research).
Special thanks to
-TSR Archive group having helped us kindly during
the study of their system and also providing us with the corpus material,
-Center for Digital Video Processing at Dublin City University
for providing us with the shot detection algorithm.
ML is an application which allows the translation of teletext subtitle
information from the EBU binary format into an XML format. The teletext
subtitles created in Television organisations who are a member of the EBU
have a binary format which is neither readable by human nor interoperable
with other applications which may need these information. StlML translates
these information to an XML format conserving all the original information
and their structure. The results of the translation can be of different
uses. Two examples of their use are: Firstly, they can be integrated into
the LogCreator application as a secondary resource for video description
(More information on Research); Secondly,
they can be used by the Television organisations who need to access to teletext
subtitle information for different reasons for example the translation of
the subtitles to other languages.
Special thanks to Mrs. Sylvia Monnat of SwissTXT for her kind assistance
in relation with this project.