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Video summarization is a process to extract objects and their activities from a video and represent them in a condensed form. Existing methods for video summarization fail to detect moving (dynamic) objects in the low color contrast area of a video frame due to the pixel intensities of objects and non-objects are almost similar. However, edges of objects are prominent in the low contrast regions. Moreover, to represent objects, geometric primitives (such as lines, arcs) are distinguishable and high level shape descriptors than edges. In this paper, a novel method is proposed for video summarization using geometric primitives such as conic parts, line segments and angles. Using these features, objects are extracted from each video frame. A cost function is applied to measure the dissimilarity of locations of geometric primitives to detect the movement of objects between consecutive frames. The total distance of object movement is calculated and each video frame is assigned a probability score. Finally, a set of key frames is selected based on the probability scores as per user provided skimming ratio or system default skimming ratio. The proposed approach is evaluated using three benchmark datasets - BL-7F, Office, and Lobby. The experimental results show that our approach outperforms the state-of-the-art method in terms of accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0181636
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalPLoS One
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


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