Rethinking Summarization and Storytelling for Modern Social Multimedia

Stevan Rudinac, Tat-Seng Chua, Nicolas Diaz-Ferreyra, Gerald Friedland, Tatjana Gornostaja, Benoit Huet, Rianne Kaptein, Krister Lindén, Marie-Francine Moens, Jaakko Peltonen, Miriam Redi, Markus Schedl, David A. Shamma, Alan Smeaton, Lexing Xie

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Traditional summarization initiatives have been focused on specific types of documents such as articles, reviews, videos, image feeds, or tweets, a practice which may result in pigeonholing the summarization task in the context of modern, content-rich multimedia collections. Consequently, much of the research to date has revolved around mostly toy problems in narrow domains and working on single-source media types. We argue that summarization and story generation systems need to refocus the problem space in order to meet the information needs in the age of user-generated content in different formats and languages. Here we create a framework for flexible multimedia storytelling. Narratives, stories, and summaries carry a set of challenges in big data and dynamic multi-source media that give rise to new research in spatial-temporal representation, viewpoint generation, and explanation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultiMedia Modeling : 24th International Conference, MMM 2018, Bangkok, Thailand, February 5-7, 2018, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsKlaus Schoeffmann, Thanarat H. Chalidabhongse, Chong Wah Ngo, Supavadee Aramvith, Noel E. O'Connor, Yo-Sung Ho, Moncef Gabbouj, Ahmed Elgammal
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Publication date28 Jan 2018
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-73602-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-73603-7
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Multi-Media Modeling 2018: SS: Multimedia Analytics: Perspectives, Techniques and Applications - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 Feb 20187 Feb 2018
Conference number: 24

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Fields of Science

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  • 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics

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