Joachim Köhler, Konstantin Biatov, Martha Larson, …


Automatic Generation of Meta data for Audio-Visual Content in the Context of MPEG-7

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This paper describes our MPEG-7 project AGMA. AGMA stands for Automatic Generation of Metadata for Audio-visual content in the context of MPEG-7. The goal of the 3-year project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is to develop new methods for automatic content analysis and to integrate these methods in a MPEG-7 compliant retrieval system. AGMA is divided into four components that deal with speech recognition, music recognition, face recognition and system design. The content analysis methods are developed and optimized on a multimedia database of material recorded in the German parliament. The content analysis is based on statistical methods including Hidden-Markov-Models (HMM) and Neural Networks (NN), which extract features that characterize the data and can be encoded in the MPEG-7 framework. MPEG-7 is the new standard for multimedia description interfaces. One of its main components is the representation of audio-visual metadata in XML. The paper presents background information on media archiving, the MPEG-7 standard, speech and image recognition, describes the German parliamentary database and relates preliminary recognition results.

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Germany, 2000-2003

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Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication; St. Augustin




Joachim Köhler, Jun 15, 2001



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