Personalcasting: Broadcast News Understanding and Navigation
Speaker: Mark Maybury , MITRE
Date: May 16 2003
The Broadcast News Editor (BNE) and Broadcast News Navigator (BNN) are fully implemented systems that exploit integrated image, speech, and language processing to support intelligent access to broadcast news video. This presentation summarizes the integration of a range of AI techniques within these systems to provide intelligent segmentation, extraction, search, summarization, visualization, and personalized multimedia generation. BNE and BNN transform video access from sequential to direct search, providing novel navigation and discovery mechanisms such as topical and entity-specific news clusters. We present an empirical evaluation that demonstrates users can find stories and answer questions nearly three times as fast as searching digital video with no loss in precision and recall.
Dr. Mark Maybury is Executive Director of MITRE's Information Technology Division. He is responsible for the direction of MITRE advanced research and development for intelligence and defense systems supporting a broad range of sponsors including the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, DARPA, NIMA and classified agencies. In this role Mark leads an enterprise distributed across Washington D.C., Bedford, MA and three sites spanning the disciplines of intelligent information systems, internet technology, object technology, performance support, collaborative environments, geospatial information systems, distributed computing, networking, and data, information and knowledge management.
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