On the Extraction of Thematic and Dramatic Functions of Content in Educational Videos

In this paper, we propose novel computational models for the extraction of high level expressive constructs related to, namely thematic and dramatic functions of the content shown in educational and training videos. Drawing on the existing knowledge of film theory, and media production rules and conventions used by the filmmakers, we hypothesize key aesthetic elements contributing to convey these functions of the content. Computational models to extract them are then formulated and their performance evaluated on a set of ten educational and training videos is presented.

By: Dinh Phung, Svetha Venkatesh, Chitra Dorai

Published in: RC22776 in 2003


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