AAAI Publications, Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Video Summarization via Semantic Attended Networks
Huawei Wei, Bingbing Ni, Yichao Yan, Huanyu Yu, Xiaokang Yang, Chen Yao

Last modified: 2018-04-25


The goal of video summarization is to distill a raw video into a more compact form without losing much semantic information. However, previous methods mainly consider the diversity and representation interestingness of the obtained summary, and they seldom pay sufficient attention to semantic information of resulting frame set, especially the long temporal range semantics. To explicitly address this issue, we propose a novel technique which is able to extract the most semantically relevant video segments (i.e., valid for a long term temporal duration) and assemble them into an informative summary. To this end, we develop a semantic attended video summarization network (SASUM) which consists of a frame selector and video descriptor to select an appropriate number of video shots by minimizing the distance between the generated description sentence of the summarized video and the human annotated text of the original video. Extensive experiments show that our method achieves a superior performance gain over previous methods on two benchmark datasets.

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