Automatic generation of video narratives from shared UGC

Vilmos Zsombori, Michael Frantzis, Rodrigo Laiola Guimaraes, Marian Florin Ursu, Pablo Cesar, Ian Kegel, Roland Craigie, Dick C.A. Bulterman
2011 Proceedings of the 22nd ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia - HT '11  
This paper introduces an evaluated approach to the automatic generation of video narratives from user generated content gathered in a shared repository. In the context of social events, end-users record video material with their personal cameras and upload the content to a common repository. Video narrative techniques, implemented using Narrative Structure Language (NSL) and ShapeShifting Media [Ursu, 2008a] , are employed to automatically generate movies recounting the event. Such movies are
more » ... rsonalized according to the preferences expressed by each individual end-user, for each individual viewing. This paper describes our prototype narrative system, MyVideos, deployed as a web application, and reports on its evaluation for one specific use case: assembling stories of a school concert by parents, relatives and friends. The evaluations carried out through focus groups, interviews and field trials, in the Netherlands and UK, provided validating results and further insights into this approach.
doi:10.1145/1995966.1996009 dblp:conf/ht/ZsomboriFGUCKCB11 fatcat:btff4perubfv7heg26bzlr3iwq