conference paper

Conference/ProceedingsIEEE 7th International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2006)
Start date09.07.2006
End date12.07.2006
AddressToronto, Canada
Author(s)Ronald Glasberg, Cengiz Tas, Thomas Sikora
TitleRecognizing Commercials in Real-Time using three Visual Descriptors and a Decision-Tree
AbstractWe present a new approach for classifying mpeg-2 video sequences as "commercial" or "non-commercial" by analyzing specific color, texture and motion features of consecutive frames in real-time. This is part of the well-known video-genre-classification problem, where popular TV-broadcast genres like cartoon, commercial, music, news and sports are studied. Such applications have also been discussed in the context of MPEG-7. In our method the extracted features from three visual descriptors are logically combined using a decision tree to produce a reliable recognition. The results demonstrate a high identification rate based on a large collection of 200 representative video sequences (40 "commercials" and 4*40 "non-commercials") gathered from free digital TV-broadcasting in Germany.
Key wordsCommercial Detection, Video Descriptors, Separating Block Descriptor, Static Area Descriptor, Decision Tree