Gary Geisler

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To support effective browsing, interfaces to digital video libraries should include video surrogates (i.e., smaller objects that can stand in for the videos in the collection, analogous to abstracts standing in for documents). The current study investigated four variations (i.e., speeds) of one form of video surrogate: a fast forward created by selecting(More)
This poster summarizes the results from a quantitative analysis of the tags and associated metadata used to describe more than one million videos by 537,246 contributors at the YouTube video sharing site. Results from this work suggest methodological and design considerations that could enhance the effectiveness of sharing within communities devoted to(More)
In developing recommendation services for a new digital library called iLumina (, we are faced with several challenges related to the nature of the data we have available. The availability and consistency of data associated with iLumina is likely to be highly variable. Any recommendation strategy we develop must be able to cope(More)
The future will bring widespread access to large digital libraries of video. Consequently, a great deal of research is focused on methods of browsing and retrieving digital video. This type of work requires that investigators acquire and digitize video for their studies since the video information retrieval community does not yet have a collection of video(More)
The Open Video Project is an on-going effort to develop an open source digital video collection that can be used by the research community and ultimately serve an even broader audience. The initial collection contains video or metadata for more than 1600 digitized video segments comprising nearly half a terabyte of content. Our primary goals for this(More)
Digital libraries have the potential to not only duplicate many of the services provided by traditional libraries but to extend them. Basic finding aids such as search and browse are common in most of today's digital libraries. But just as a traditional library provides more than a card catalog and browseable shelves of books, an effective digital library(More)
The Open Video Project is specifically concerned with the surrogates that can represent the objects in a digital video collection and the mechanisms through which people can manipulate those surrogates. In TREC VID 2003, we compared the effectiveness of a transcript-only search system, a features-only search system and a search system combining transcript(More)
A future with widespread access to large digital libraries of video is nearing reality. Anticipating this future, a great deal of research is focused on methods of browsing and retrieving digital video, developing algorithms for creating surrogates for video content, and creating interfaces that display result sets from multimedia queries. Research in these(More)