By Peter Stockinger

This day, audiovisual information and libraries became very hot particularly within the box of amassing, conserving and transmitting cultural historical past. despite the fact that, the information from those files or libraries – video clips, pictures, sound tracks, and so on. – represent as such in basic terms capability cognitive assets for a given public (or “target community”). they need to suffer roughly major qualitative differences with a purpose to develop into person- or community-relevant highbrow goods.
These qualitative modifications are played via a sequence of concrete operations comparable to: audiovisual textual content segmentation, content material description and indexing, pragmatic profiling, translation, and so on. those and different operations represent what we name the semiotic flip in facing electronic (audiovisual) texts, corpora of texts or perhaps complete (audiovisual) data and libraries. They show virtually and theoretically the well known “from information to meta-data” or “from (simple) info to (relevant) knowledge” challenge – an issue that evidently at once impacts the potent use, the social influence and relevancy and for this reason additionally the way forward for electronic wisdom archives.
It constitutes, certainly, the guts of a range of vital R&D courses and initiatives around the globe.

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The Segmentation Workshop for Audiovisual Resources 41 testimony from former soldiers, historical reconstructions, consequences of the conflict. Yet it is precisely by a choice between these sequences that several types of folders or reading portfolios might be made possible. Concretely, in our work as part of the ASWHSS project, we have favored the conception and publishing of a thematic folder dealing with the consequences of the Chaco war from the point of view of the indigenous people by preselecting segments – on the basis of detailed analysis of the testimonies – and re-segmenting them so as to bring the relevant visual and sound characteristics of the testimonies to the fore.

Context and Issues 25 Hence, at the beginning of the ASW-HSS project, the ARA program was endowed with an environment allowing it to carry out already relatively sophisticated analyses and diversified publications. However, this environment does have its limits: – The basic and “specialized” publications, carried out in the working environment of the ARA program do not communicate with one another. While they are broadcast together on the ARA portal (and all other portals belonging to the ARA program), they cannot be managed together.

The beginning and end of the action of the movie camera filming what is known as a pro-filmic situation). This is now largely automated and offered as a function in most commercial tools for video digitization and editing. The automatic cutting (and indexing) of digital videos is a field of technical research where the scientific as well as practical and economic stakes are extremely high. e. on analyzing the visual and sound shots, techniques of “visual mise-en-scène” and “sound mise-en-scène”, editing the visual shots into a coherent whole, synchronizing the visual and sound shots, etc.

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