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Corpus Development for Affective Video Indexing

Hanjalic, Alan
Published in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. 2014, vol. 16, no. 4, p. 1075-1089
Abstract Affective video indexing is the area of research that develops techniques to automatically generate descriptions of video content that encode the emotional reactions which the video content evokes in viewers. This paper provides a set of corpus development guidelines based on state-of-the-art practice intended to support researchers in this field. Affective descriptions can be used for video search and browsing systems offering users affective perspectives. The paper is motivated by the observation that affective video indexing has yet to fully profit from the standard corpora (data sets) that have benefited conventional forms of video indexing. Affective video indexing faces unique challenges, since viewer-reported affective reactions are difficult to assess. Moreover affect assessment efforts must be carefully designed in order to both cover the types of affective responses that video content evokes in viewers and also capture the stable and consistent aspects of these responses. We first present background information on affect and multimedia and related work on affective multimedia indexing, including existing corpora. Three dimensions emerge as critical for affective video corpora, and form the basis for our proposed guidelines: the context of viewer response, personal variation among viewers, and the effectiveness and efficiency of corpus creation. Finally, we present examples of three recent corpora and discuss how these corpora make progressive steps towards fulfilling the guidelines.
Keywords BenchmarksContent analysisEmotional characterizationMultimediaVideos
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Research groups Affective sciences
Computer Vision and Multimedia Laboratory
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SOLEYMANI, Mohammad et al. Corpus Development for Affective Video Indexing. In: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2014, vol. 16, n° 4, p. 1075-1089. doi: 10.1109/TMM.2014.2305573 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:40866

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