Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The SILVER Video Editor
SILVER is a research project in the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University that aims to enable easy video authoring by leveraging research conducted on the Informedia research project at Carnegie Mellon University. We will create a comprehensive Intelligent Video Editor that will allow people without special training to author interesting compositions using digital video. The Silver Project is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and others under Grant No. IIS-9817527 as part of the Digital Libraries Initiative Phase 2. Go to Project Abstract.
We are applying our Vivisimo document clustering algorithms and software to the challenge of spontaneously organizing Informedia video transcripts, noise and all. When a user searches for transcripts using a keyword search, our methods organize the search results hierarchically and display them using a split screen: browsable hierarchy on the left, and the results list on the right. The interaction style is based on Microsoft Explorer, and is novel for the task of document search/browsing.
The SAGE Project
The SAGE Project builds environmnets for expoloratory dta analysis through interactive information visualization. A video (21MB avi file or 7MB Real Media File) illustraties exploring metadata extracted by Informedia.
Image Analysis and Understanding
In the CMU Robotics Institute we are conducting research
in automatic image analysis. We are developing algorithms that can automatically
recognize physical objects such as human faces and automobiles in photographs
and video. These algorithms use statistical principles to represent visual
appearance -- both of the object we wish to locate and of the general
visual world. With our approach we have developed the most accurate face
finder and car finder currently in existence. The links to related projects:
About Informedia-II | Reports | Presentations | CMU Related Projects | Sponsors | INFORMEDIA HOME