Within and between shot information utilisation in video key frame extraction

Dianting Liu, Mei Ling Shyu, Chao Chen, Shu Ching Chen

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In consequence of the popularity of family video recorders and the surge of Web 2.0, increasing amounts of videos have made the management and integration of the information in videos an urgent and important issue in video retrieval. Key frames, as a high-quality summary of videos, play an important role in the areas of video browsing, searching, categorisation, and indexing. An effective set of key frames should include major objects and events of the video sequence, and should contain minimum content redundancies. In this paper, an innovative key frame extraction method is proposed to select representative key frames for a video. By analysing the differences between frames and utilising the clustering technique, a set of key frame candidates (KFCs) is first selected at the shot level, and then the information within a video shot and between video shots is used to filter the candidate set to generate the final set of key frames. Experimental results on the TRECVID 2007 video dataset have demonstrated the effectiveness of our proposed key frame extraction method in terms of the percentage of the extracted key frames and the retrieval precision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-259
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Information and Knowledge Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011


  • clustering
  • information integration
  • Key frame extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications


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