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Talk by Prof. Shin'ichi Satoh (NII): "Observing Society via Television"


Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 11:00-12:00am


National Institute of Informatics
Room: 2208


Observing Society via Television -- Challenges towards Social Analysis by Using Large-Scale Broadcast Video Archive


Prof. Shin'ichi Satoh (NII)


We can obtain many interesting aspects only by watching television, *e.g.,* what's going on in Japan and the world, what is the current trends, how is economic activities, and so on. This talk will introduce couple of trials to automatically analyze such information by computers. Especially, with NII TV-RECS video archive containing 300,000 hours of broadcast videos, we developed and deployed couple of key technologies including face detection and matching, fast commercial film mining, and visual object retrieval towards social analysis tools.


Shin'ichi Satoh is a professor at National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo. He received PhD degree in 1992 at the University of Tokyo. His research interests include image processing, video content analysis and multimedia database. Currently he is leading the video processing project at NII, addressing video analysis, indexing, retrieval, and mining for broadcasted video archives.