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, Proceedings
EditorsKlaus Schoeffmann, Moncef Gabbouj, Noel E. O'Connor, Ahmed Elgammal, Thanarat H. Chalidabhongse, Supavadee Aramvith, Chong Wah Ngo, Yo-Sung Ho
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-73603-7
ISBN (Print)9783319736020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on MultiMedia Modeling - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 Feb 20187 Feb 2018
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10704 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on MultiMedia Modeling
Abbreviated titleMMM
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  • Social multimedia
  • Storytelling
  • Summarization


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