Machine-generated multimedia content

Nathan Nichols*, Kristian J Hammond

*Corresponding author for this work

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

In this paper we describe an automated system, and its attendant set of techniques and tools, that is able to generate novel multimedia experiences. Using existing online sources, external textual and multimedia repositories, and user preferences, the system builds a customized audio/visual experience for the user. We discuss one application in detail: News at Seven, an automatically generated, personalized news show. Beginning with a set of user preferences, the system is able to find relevant text, process that text, and supplement it with images, video, and blogger responses. The final output of the system is an online Flash presentation that uses animated avatars with generated speech and is modeled after traditional nightly news broadcast. We see this work as the beginning of an overall approach to machine-generated content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, ACHI 2009
Pages336-341
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 9 2009
Event2nd International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, ACHI 2009 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Feb 1 2009Feb 7 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, ACHI 2009

Other

Other2nd International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, ACHI 2009
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period2/1/092/7/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering

Cite this

Nichols, N., & Hammond, K. J. (2009). Machine-generated multimedia content. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, ACHI 2009 (pp. 336-341). [4782536] (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, ACHI 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/ACHI.2009.66