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Collaborative Searching for Video Using the F?ischl?ar System and a DiamondTouch Table
Found in: Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems, International Workshop on
By Alan F. Smeaton, Colum Foley, Cathal Gurrin, Hyowon Lee, Sinead McGivney
Issue Date:January 2006
pp. 151-159
Fischlar-DT is one of a family of systems which support interactive searching and browsing through an archive of digital video information. Previous Fischlar systems have used a conventional screen, keyboard and mouse interface, but F??schl?ar-DT operates ...
 
Biometric Responses to Music-Rich Segments in Films: The CDVPlex
Found in: Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, International Workshop on
By Alan F. Smeaton, Sandra Rothwell
Issue Date:June 2009
pp. 162-168
Summarising or generating trailers for films or movies involves finding the highlights within those films, those segments where we become most afraid, happy, sad, annoyed, excited, etc. In this paper we explore three questions related to automatic detectio...
 
User evaluation of Físchlár-News: An automatic broadcast news delivery system
Found in: ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Barry Smyth, Hyowon Lee, Noel E. O'connor
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 145-189
Technological developments in content-based analysis of digital video information are undergoing much progress, with ideas for fully automatic systems now being proposed and demonstrated. Yet because we do not yet have robust operational video retrieval sy...
     
Video Semantic Content Analysis based on Ontology
Found in: International Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference
By Liang Bai, Songyang Lao, Gareth J.F. Jones, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:September 2007
pp. 117-124
The rapid increase in the available amount of video data is creating a growing demand for efficient methods for understanding and managing it at the semantic level. New multimedia standards, such as MPEG-4 and MPEG-7, provide the basic functionalities in o...
 
Enhancing the Functionality of Interactive TV with Content-Based Multimedia Analysis
Found in: Multimedia, International Symposium on
By Paul Ferguson, Cathal Gurrin, Hyowon Lee, Sorin Sav, Alan F. Smeaton, Noel E. O'Connor, Yoon-Hee Choi, Heeseon Park
Issue Date:December 2009
pp. 495-500
In this paper we describe how content-based analysis techniques can be used to provide much greater functionality to the users of an interactive TV (iTV) device. We describe several content-based multimedia analysis techniques and how some of these can be ...
 
A Semantic Event Detection Approach for Soccer Video based on Perception Concepts and Finiste State Machines
Found in: Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, International Workshop on
By Liang Bai, Songyang Lao, Weiming Zhang, Gareth J.F. Jones, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:June 2007
pp. 30
A significant application area for automated video analysis technology is the generation of personalized highlights of sports events. Sports games are always composed of a range of significant events. Automatically detecting these events in a sports video ...
 
A Statistical Refinement Method for Word Shape Token Querying of Document Images
Found in: Database and Expert Systems Applications, International Workshop on
By Jerh. O'Connor, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:September 1999
pp. 572
Word Shape Tokens (WSTs) are tokens used to represent words based on the overall shape or contour of a word as it appears in printed text. A character shape code (CSC) mapping function is used to aggregate similarly shaped letters such as ?g? and ?y? into ...
 
Where Is the User in Multimedia Retrieval?
Found in: IEEE MultiMedia
By Marcel Worring,Paul Sajda,Simone Santini,David A. Shamma,Alan F. Smeaton,Qiang Yang
Issue Date:October 2012
pp. 6-10
What started as a field with an emphasis on optimally serving users' interactive information needs has now become dominated by methods that focus on improving the mean average precision (MAP) of a clearly defined task disconnected from its application. Wit...
 
Interaction Design for Multi-touch Interactive Walls
Found in: Intelligent System Design and Engineering Application, International Conference on
By Wang Chen,Song-Yang Lao,Hyowon Lee,Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. 310-313
In recent times, following the increasing affordability of large-scale display and multi-touch technologies, the market has seen the development and increasing deployment of multi-touch interactive walls. This new medium offers a unique mix of information ...
 
Term Weighting Approaches for Mining Significant Locations from Personal Location Logs
Found in: Computer and Information Technology, International Conference on
By Zhengwei Qiu, Cathal Gurrin, Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 20-25
In this paper, we describe experiments into the application of term weighting techniques from text retrieval to support the automatic identification of significant locations from a large location log, which we consider to be important for supporting many l...
 
Automated Murmurs: The Social Mobile Tourist Application
Found in: Computational Science and Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Jill Freyne, Adam J. Brennan, Barry Smyth, Daragh Byrne, Alan F. Smeaton, Garth J.F. Jones
Issue Date:August 2009
pp. 1021-1026
The popularity of mobile devices and their increasedcomputing power has given rise to surge in mobile computingtechnologies. Users are increasingly turning to mobile devices for information relating to their activities and location while on the move. Indep...
 
Combining Social Network Analysis and Sentiment Analysis to Explore the Potential for Online Radicalisation
Found in: Social Network Analysis and Mining, International Conference on Advances in
By Adam Bermingham, Maura Conway, Lisa McInerney, Neil O'Hare, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 231-236
The increased online presence of jihadists has raised the possibility of individuals being radicalised via the Internet. To date, the study of violent radicalisation has focused on dedicated jihadist websites and forums. This may not be the ideal starting ...
 
Spatially Augmented Audio Delivery: Applications of Spatial Sound Awareness in Sensor-Equipped Indoor Environments
Found in: Mobile Data Management, IEEE International Conference on
By Graham Healy, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 704-708
Current mainstream audio playback
 
Combining Face Detection and Novelty to Identify Important Events in a Visual Lifelog
Found in: Computer and Information Technology, IEEE 8th International Conference on
By Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 348-353
The SenseCam is a passively capturing wearable camera, worn around the neck and takes an average of almost 2,000 images per day, which equates to over 650,000 images per year.It is used to create a personal lifelog or visual recording of the wearer's life ...
 
Automatically Segmenting LifeLog Data into Events
Found in: Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, International Workshop on
By Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:May 2008
pp. 20-23
A personal lifelog of visual information can be very helpful as a human memory aid. The SenseCam, a passively capturing wearable camera, captures an average of 1,785 images per day, which equates to over 600,000 images per year. So as not to overwhelm user...
 
User-Feedback on a Feature-Rich Photo Organiser
Found in: Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, International Workshop on
By David A. Sadlier, Hyowon Lee, Cathal Gurrin, Alan F. Smeaton, Noel E. O'Connor
Issue Date:May 2008
pp. 215-218
As the proliferation of digital photography increases, the software used to manage our increasingly large collections of digital photos becomes ever more important. In this paper we present the findings of a study which investigates how people view and int...
 
Detector adaptation by maximising agreement between independent data sources
Found in: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society Conference on
By Ciaran O Conaire, Noel E. O'Connor, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:June 2007
pp. 1-6
Traditional methods for creating classifiers have two main disadvantages. Firstly, it is time consuming to acquire, or manually annotate, the training collection. Secondly, the data on which the classifier is trained may be over-generalised or too specific...
 
Using Graphics Processor Units (GPUs) for Automatic Video Structuring
Found in: Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, International Workshop on
By Peter Kehoe, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:June 2007
pp. 18
The rapid pace of development of Graphic Processor Units (GPUs) in recent years in terms of performance and programmability has attracted the attention of those seeking to leverage alternative architectures for better performance than that which commodity ...
 
T├ętraFusion: Information Discovery on the Internet
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Francis Crimmins, Alan F. Smeaton, Taoufiq Dkaki, Josiane Mothe
Issue Date:July 1999
pp. 55-62
This article describes a system called T?traFusion that allows a kind of information seeking called information discovery to be supported. Information discovery involves harvesting a subset of resources from some larger collection, filtering this subset, a...
 
Using text search for personal photo collections with the MediAssist system
Found in: Proceedings of the 2007 ACM symposium on Applied computing (SAC '07)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Gareth J. F. Jones, Hyowon Lee, Neil O'Hare, Noel E. O'Connor
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 880-881
The MediAssist system enables organisation and searching of personal digital photo collections based on contextual information, content-based analysis and semi-automatic annotation. One mode of user interaction uses automatically extracted features to crea...
     
A query description model based on basic semantic unit composite petri-nets for soccer video analysis
Found in: Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGMM international workshop on Multimedia information retrieval (MIR '04)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Gareth J. F. Jones, Hyowon Lee, Songyang Lao
Issue Date:October 2004
pp. 143-150
Digital video networks are making available increasing amounts of sports video data. The volume of material on offer means that sports fans often rely on prepared summaries of game highlights to follow the progress of their favourite teams. A significant a...
     
Exploring the technical challenges of large-scale lifelogging
Found in: Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam '13)
By Aiden Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Zhengwei Qiu
Issue Date:November 2013
pp. 68-75
Ambiently and automatically maintaining a lifelog is an activity that may help individuals track their lifestyle, learning, health and productivity. In this paper we motivate and discuss the technical challenges of developing real-world lifelogging solutio...
     
Automatically recommending multimedia content for use in group reminiscence therap
Found in: Proceedings of the 1st ACM international workshop on Multimedia indexing and information retrieval for healthcare (MIIRH '13)
By Adam Bermingham, Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Julia O'Rourke, Kate Irving, Ronan Collins
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 49-58
This paper presents and evaluates a novel approach for automatically recommending multimedia content for use in group reminiscence therapy for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. In recent years recommender systems have seen popularity in providin...
     
Context ontologies for recommending from the social web
Found in: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Context-awareness in Retrieval and Recommendation (CaRR '13)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Eoin Hurrell
Issue Date:February 2013
pp. 26-32
Investigations into combining context and recommendation has resulted in much fruitful research which has improved recommender systems. Such contextual information has come in many forms and been used in different ways, successfully offering better in-situ...
     
Aggregating semantic concepts for event representation in lifelogging
Found in: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Semantic Web Information Management (SWIM '11)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Peng Wang
Issue Date:June 2011
pp. 1-6
The performance of automatic detection of concepts in image and video data has been improved to a satisfactory level for some generic concepts like indoor, outdoor, faces, etc. on high quality data from broadcast TV or movies. However it remains a challeng...
     
Sensor nets discover search: keynote talk
Found in: Proceedings of the 2nd ACM international workshop on Events in multimedia (EiMM '10)
By Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:October 2010
pp. 1-2
In the world of information discovery there are several major trends which are emerging. These include the fact that the nature of search itself is changing because our information needs are themselves becoming more complex and the data volume is increasin...
     
Effects of environmental colour on mood: a wearable LifeColour capture device
Found in: Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia (MM '10)
By Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, Brendan O'Flynn, Cian O'Mathuna, Noel E. O'Connor, Padraig Curran, Philip Kelly
Issue Date:October 2010
pp. 1655-1658
Colour is everywhere in our daily lives and impacts things like our mood, yet we rarely take notice of it. One method of capturing and analysing the predominant colours that we encounter is through visual lifelogging devices such as the SenseCam. However a...
     
Social recommendation and visual analysis on the TV
Found in: Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia (MM '10)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Heeseon Park, Hyowon Lee, Noel E. O'Connor, Paul Ferguson, Yoonhee Choi
Issue Date:October 2010
pp. 1513-1514
In this paper, we present prototype interactive TV software that incorporates visual content analysis tools and social networking in the home TV. We present the challenges of working with the living room TV environment and outline how we have utilized visu...
     
The colour of life: novel visualisations of population lifestyles
Found in: Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia (MM '10)
By Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Noel E. O'Connor, Philip Kelly
Issue Date:October 2010
pp. 1063-1066
Colour permeates our daily lives, yet we rarely take notice of it. In this work we utilise the SenseCam (a visual lifelogging tool), to investigate the predominant colours in one million minutes of human life that a group of 20 individuals encounter throug...
     
Green multimedia: informing people of their carbon footprint through two simple sensors
Found in: Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia (MM '10)
By Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Colum Foley, Hyowon Lee, Zhengwei Qiu
Issue Date:October 2010
pp. 441-450
In this work we discuss a new, but highly relevant, topic to the multimedia community; systems to inform individuals of their carbon footprint, which could ultimately effect change in community carbon footprint-related activities. The reduction of carbon e...
     
Classifying sentiment in microblogs: is brevity an advantage?
Found in: Proceedings of the 19th ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management (CIKM '10)
By Adam Bermingham, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:October 2010
pp. 1833-1836
Microblogs as a new textual domain offer a unique proposition for sentiment analysis. Their short document length suggests any sentiment they contain is compact and explicit. However, this short length coupled with their noisy nature can pose difficulties ...
     
SIGIR: scholar vs. scholars' interpretation
Found in: Proceeding of the 33rd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval (SIGIR '10)
By Alan F. Smeaton, James Lanagan
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 713-714
Google Scholar allows researchers to search through a free and extensive source of information on scientific publications. In this paper we show that within the limited context of SIGIR proceedings, the rankings created by Google Scholar are both significa...
     
Properties of optimally weighted data fusion in CBMIR
Found in: Proceeding of the 33rd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval (SIGIR '10)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Paul Ferguson, Peter Wilkins
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 643-650
Content-Based Multimedia Information Retrieval (CBMIR) systems which leverage multiple retrieval experts (En) often employ a weighting scheme when combining expert results through data fusion. Typically however a query will comprise multiple query images (...
     
Designing a touch-screen sensecam browser to support an aging population
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '10)
By Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Hyowon Lee, Niamh Caprani, Noel E. O'Connor
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 4291-4296
In this paper, we describe the HCI challenges associated with the novel domain of lifelogging for older users. The SenseCam is a passively capturing wearable camera, worn via a lanyard around the neck and used to create a personal lifelog or visual recordi...
     
Integrating interactivity into visualising sentiment analysis of blogs
Found in: Proceedings of the first international workshop on Intelligent visual interfaces for text analysis (IVITA '10)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Hyowon Lee, Neil O'Hare, Paul Ferguson
Issue Date:February 2010
pp. 17-20
With an increased amount of freely available online resources and strong interest in automatic crawling and analysis on such resources, suitable visualisation techniques to present the results of such analysis present an important agenda for the visualisat...
     
An outdoor spatially-aware audio playback platform exemplified by a virtual zoo
Found in: Proceedings of the seventeen ACM international conference on Multimedia (MM '09)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Graham Healy
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 837-840
Outlined in this short paper is a framework for the construction of outdoor location-and direction-aware audio applications along with an example application to showcase the strengths of the framework and to demonstrate how it works. Although there has bee...
     
Creating a web-scale video collection for research
Found in: Proceedings of the 1st workshop on Web-scale multimedia corpus (WSMC '09)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Colum Foley, George Awad, James Lanagan, Paul Over
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 25-32
This paper begins by considering a number of important design questions for a large-scale, widely available, multimedia test collection intended to support long-term scientific evaluation and comparison of content-based video analysis and exploitation syst...
     
Utilising contextual memory retrieval cues and the ubiquity of the cell phone to review lifelogged physiological activities
Found in: Proceedings of the 1st international workshop on Interactive multimedia for consumer electronics (IMCE '09)
By Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, Kristin M. Tolle
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 19-26
In today's healthcare world where we react to conditions that have already developed, lifelogging technologies may offer a glimpse into a future world of proactive healthcare where symptoms of conditions are detected at much earlier stages. At the end of l...
     
An investigation into event decay from large personal media archives
Found in: Proceedings of the 1st ACM international workshop on Events in multimedia (EiMM '09)
By Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 49-56
With the growth of digital lifelogging technologies there are challenges in terms of detecting and annotating real world events from this multimedia lifelog data. In this paper we use the SenseCam, a passively capturing wearable camera, worn around the nec...
     
DCU collaborative video search system
Found in: Proceeding of the ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR '09)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Colum Foley, Peter Wilkins
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 1-1
This paper describes the Dublin City University collaborative video search system. The system is a development on our previous year's VideOlympics submission which will explore the notion of division of labour and sharing of knowledge across collaborating ...
     
A study of inter-annotator agreement for opinion retrieval
Found in: Proceedings of the 32nd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval (SIGIR '09)
By Adam Bermingham, Alan F. Smeaton
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 435-435
Evaluation of sentiment analysis, like large-scale IR evaluation, relies on the accuracy of human assessors to create judgments. Subjectivity in judgments is a problem for relevance assessment and even more so in the case of sentiment annotations. In this ...
     
Query independent measures of annotation and annotator impact
Found in: Proceedings of the WSDM '09 Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR '09)
By Alan F. Smeaton, James Lanagan
Issue Date:February 2009
pp. 2
The modern-day web-user plays a far more active role in the creation of content for the web as a whole. In this paper we present Annoby, a free-text annotation system built to give users a more interactive experience of the events of the Rugby World Cup 20...
     
Integrating multiple sensor modalities for environmental monitoring of marine locations
Found in: Proceedings of the 6th ACM conference on Embedded network sensor systems (SenSys '08)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Dermot Diamond, Edel O'Connor, Noel E. O'Connor
Issue Date:November 2008
pp. 1-2
In this paper we present preliminary work on integrating visual sensing with the more traditional sensing modalities for marine locations. We have deployed visual sensing at one of the Smart Coast WSN sites in Ireland and have built a software platform for...
     
The trecvid 2008 BBC rushes summarization evaluation
Found in: Proceeding of the 2nd ACM workshop on Video summarization (TVS '08)
By Alan F. Smeaton, George Awad, Paul Over
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 1-20
This paper describes an evaluation of automatic video summarization systems run on rushes from several BBC dramatic series. It was carried out under the auspices of the TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation (TRECVid) as a followup to the 2007 video summarization...
     
Balancing the power of multimedia information retrieval and usability in designing interactive tv
Found in: Proceeding of the 1st international conference on Designing interactive user experiences for TV and video (UXTV '08)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Heeseon Park, Hyowon Lee, Noel E. O'Connor, Paul Ferguson
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 1-11
Steady progress in the field of multimedia information retrieval (MMIR) promises a useful set of tools that could provide new usage scenarios and features to enhance the user experience in today's digital media applications. In the interactive TV domain, t...
     
Keyframe detection in visual lifelogs
Found in: Proceedings of the 1st ACM international conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA '08)
By Aiden Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, Michael Blighe, Noel E. O'Connor
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 1-29
The SenseCam is a wearable camera that passively captures images. Therefore, it requires no conscious effort by a user in taking a photo. A Visual Diary from such a source could prove to be a valuable tool in assisting the elderly, individuals with neurode...
     
K-Space Interactive Search
Found in: Proceedings of the 2008 international conference on Content-based image and video retrieval (CIVR '08)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Daragh Byrne, Noel E. O'Connor, Peter Wilkins
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 569-570
In this paper we will present the K-Space1 Interactive Search system for content-based video information retrieval to be demonstrated in the VideOlympics. This system is an extension of the system we developed as part of our participation in TRECVID 2007 [...
     
iBingo mobile collaborative search
Found in: Proceedings of the 2008 international conference on Content-based image and video retrieval (CIVR '08)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Colum Foley, Daragh Byrne, Gareth J.F. Jones
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 569-570
This paper describes a collaborative video search system for mobile devices, 'iBingo'. It supports division of labour among users, providing search results to colocated iPod Touch devices.
     
Measuring the impact of temporal context on video retrieval
Found in: Proceedings of the 2008 international conference on Content-based image and video retrieval (CIVR '08)
By Alan F. Smeaton, Daragh Byrne, Gareth J.F. Jones, Noel E. O'Connor, Peter Wilkins
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 569-570
In this paper we describe the findings from the K-Space interactive video search experiments in TRECVid 2007, which examined the effects of including temporal context in video retrieval. The traditional approach to presenting video search results is to max...
     
Investigating keyframe selection methods in the novel domain of passively captured visual lifelogs
Found in: Proceedings of the 2008 international conference on Content-based image and video retrieval (CIVR '08)
By Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, Daragh Byrne, Gareth J.F. Jones, Mark Hughes
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 569-570
The SenseCam is a passive capture wearable camera and when worn continuously it takes an average of 1,900 images per day. It can be used to create a personal lifelog or visual recording of a wearer's life which can be helpful as an aid to human memory. For...
     
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