AVsal: AudioVisual Saliency Curves and Movie Key-frame Selection Tool


AVsal is a Matlab-based implementation of the core of the system for movie summarization, namely audio, visual and integrated audiovisual saliency curve extraction. Saliency curves model viewer attention and importance of information by a single `saliency' value per time instance. Attention is modeled separately at each stream (audio and visual) and the potential of inter-module fusion is explored for audio-visual event detection.

See here for a description of AVsal. The package will be made publicly available soon through this page or as part of the movieSUM software.


Financial support for this software has been provided by the FP6 European Network of Excellence MUSCLE, under contract no. IST-FP6-507752. This is gratefully acknowledged.