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Formalising Stories: sequences of events and state changes

Vassiliou, Andrew, Salway, Andrew and Pitt, David (2004) Formalising Stories: sequences of events and state changes 2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME).


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An attempt is made here to synthesise ideas from theories of narrative and computer science in order to model high level semantic video content, especially for films. A notation is proposed for describing sequences of interrelated events and states in narratives. The investigation focuses on the idea of modelling video content as a sequence of states: sequences of characters' emotional states are considered as a case study. An existing method for extracting information about emotion in film is formalised and extended with a metric to compare the distribution of emotions in two films.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
Vassiliou, Andrew
Salway, Andrew
Pitt, David
Date : 27 June 2004
Additional Information : Presented at the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME). © 2004 IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Click here for a full list of Andrew Salway's publications.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:09
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 13:58

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