Analysis of environmental sounds as indexical signs in film

Moncrieff, Simon, Dorai, Chitra and Venkatesh, Svetha 2001, Analysis of environmental sounds as indexical signs in film, in Advances in multimedia information processing - PCM 2001 : second IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 538-545, doi: 10.1007/3-540-45453-5_69.

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Title Analysis of environmental sounds as indexical signs in film
Author(s) Moncrieff, Simon
Dorai, Chitra
Venkatesh, SvethaORCID iD for Venkatesh, Svetha
Conference name IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (2nd : 2001 : Beijing, China)
Conference location Beijing, China
Conference dates 24-26 Oct. 2001
Title of proceedings Advances in multimedia information processing - PCM 2001 : second IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia proceedings
Editor(s) Shum, Heung-Yeung
Liao, Mark
Chang, Shih-Fu
Publication date 2001
Conference series IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia
Start page 538
End page 545
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Keyword(s) environmental sounds
movie audio tracks
indexical semiotic use
Summary In this paper, we investigate the problem of classifying a subset of environmental sounds in movie audio tracks that indicate specific indexical semiotic use. These environmental sounds are used to signify and enhance events occurring in film scenes. We propose a classification system for detecting the presence of violence and car chase scenes in film by classifying ten various environmental sounds that form the constituent audio events of these scenes using a number of old and new audio features. Experiments with our classification system on pure test sounds resulted in a correct event classification rate of 88.9%. We also present the results of the classifier on the mixed audio tracks of several scenes taken from The Mummy and Lethal Weapon 2. The classification of sound events is the first step towards determining the presence of the complex sound scenes within film audio and describing the thematic content of the scenes.
ISBN 3540426809
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/3-540-45453-5_69
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
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