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Author Andrew, Andrew Salway ♦ Vassiliou, Andrew ♦ Ahmad, Khurshid
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Content type Text
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Important Story-telling Element ♦ Frequent Word ♦ Semantic Video Content ♦ Significant Collocation ♦ Film Screenplay ♦ Structure Semantic Video Content ♦ Corpus Analysis Method ♦ Audio Description ♦ Various Collocation
Description This paper aims to contribute to the analysis and description of semantic video content by investigating what actions are important in films. We apply a corpus analysis method to identify frequently occurring phrases in texts that describe films - screenplays and audio description. Frequent words and statistically significant collocations of these words are identified in screenplays of 75 films and in audio description of 45 films. Phrases such as `looks at', `turns to', `smiles at' and various collocations of `door' were found to be common. We argue that these phrases occur frequently because they describe actions that are important story-telling elements for filmed narrative. We discuss how this knowledge helps the development of systems to structure semantic video content.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-01-01
Publisher Institution in Procs. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2005 Available: http://www.computing.surrey.ac.uk/personal/pg/A. Salway/pdfs/What Happens in Films FINAL.pdf