Automatic preview generation of comic episodes for digitized comic search

Keiichiro Hoashi, Chihiro Ono, Daisuke Ishii, Hiroshi Watanabe

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Abstract

This research proposes a novel method to present "thumbnails" of episodes of digitized comics, in order to improve the efficiency of comic search. Comic episode thumbnails are generated based on image analysis technologies developed especially for comic images. Namely, the following procedures are developed for our system: automatic comic frame segmentation, text balloon extraction, and a linear regression based model to calculate the importance score of each extracted frame. The system then selects frames from each episode with high importance score, and aligns the selected frames to create the episode thumbnail, which is presented to the system user as a compact preview of the episode. User experiments conducted with actual Japanese comic images prove that the proposed method significantly decreases the time necessary to search for specific episodes from a large scaled comic data collection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMM'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Multimedia Conference and Co-Located Workshops
Pages1489-1492
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 29
Event19th ACM International Conference on Multimedia ACM Multimedia 2011, MM'11 - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: 2011 Nov 282011 Dec 1

Publication series

NameMM'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Multimedia Conference and Co-Located Workshops

Conference

Conference19th ACM International Conference on Multimedia ACM Multimedia 2011, MM'11
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period11/11/2811/12/1

Keywords

  • Algorithms
  • Experimentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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