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[Defense] Identifying Important Predictor Variables in Keyword Generation for Lecture Videos

Friday, May 7, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science
Farah Naz Chowdhury
will defend her thesis
Identifying Important Predictor Variables in Keyword Generation for Lecture Videos


Lecture video is an important learning resource. Although video summarization is a long-studied problem, in recent years video lecture summarization has emerged as a new research area. Navigating through lecture videos to find the content of interest is time-critical for this format. Automatic discovery of keywords for lecture video segments can improve the navigation. The suitability of an N-gram to be a keyword depends on a variety of factors including frequency in a segment and relative frequency in reference to the full video, font size, time on screen, and the existence in domain and language dictionaries.

The goal of this thesis is to gain a finer understanding of how various factors contribute to predicting keywords through experimental results rather than trial and error methods so that better systems can be designed. As a preliminary step, we conducted correlation analysis to see whether there is an association between each factor with the ground truth. To measure the cause and effect of various factors through different metrics we conducted binary logistic regression analysis. The analysis for this thesis employs a real-world dataset from Videopoints, a video management portal. The findings from these investigations can help guide future research in this area.

Friday, May 7, 2021
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT
Online via MS Teams

Drs. Jaspal Subhlok and Thamar Solorio, thesis advisor(s)

Faculty, students and the general public are invited.