Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:30pm


100 Baker-Porter Hall


Shin'ichi Satoh National Institute of Informatics

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Shin'ichi Satoh

Social Analysis by Using Large-Scale Broadcast Video Archive

ABSTRACT  We can obtain a large amount of useful information aspects simply by watching television, e.g., details about events in Japan and in the world, current trends, economic activities, and so on.  In  a few experimental studies, we have explored how this data can be used for automated social analysis through face detection and matching, fast commercial film mining, and visual object retrieval tools.  In my lab, we developed and deployed key technologies for analyzing the NII TV-RECS video archive containing 400,000 hours of broadcast videos to achieve this goal.  In this talk, I will present a selection of our work that describes methods to automatically extract and analyze such information.

BIO  Shin'ichi Satoh received his BE degree in Electronics Engineering in 1987, his ME and Ph.D. degrees in Information Engineering in 1989 and 1992 at the University of Tokyo.  He joined National Center for Science Information Systems (NACSIS), Tokyo, in 1992.  He is a full professor at National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, since 2004.  He was a visiting scientist at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, from 1995 to 1997.  His research interests include image processing, video content analysis and multimedia database.  Currently he is leading the video processing project at NII.


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