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EVENT­RELATED VIDEO DISCOVERY SYSTEM FOR NEWS PUBLISHERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238114D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-01

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Steve Nicholls: AUTHOR

Abstract

An event­related video discovery system can be used to discover videos on a video sharing site to generate a list of videos ranked according to their publishing date. The event­related video discovery system provides an interface for news publishers to discover videos that were published from or nearby a particular location, where a recent news event has taken place, is taking place, or is expected to take place. A user of this video discovery system can input a search query that includes a location of the news event and a time frame for his search. The user can also include terms related to the news event for discovering the videos with the search query. The event­related video discovery system can then return videos related to the inputted search query.

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EVENT­RELATED VIDEO DISCOVERY SYSTEM FOR NEWS PUBLISHERS 

ABSTRACT 

An event­related video discovery system can be used to discover videos on a video sharing site 

to generate a list of videos ranked according to their publishing date. The event­related video discovery  system provides an interface for news publishers to discover videos that were published from or nearby  a particular location, where a recent news event has taken place, is taking place, or is expected to take  place. A user of this video discovery system can input a search query that includes a location of the  news event and a time frame for his search. The user can also include terms related to the news event  for discovering the videos with the search query. The event­related video discovery system can then  return videos related to the inputted search query. 
 

PROBLEM STATEMENT 

    Whenever a news­worthy event, for example, a fire outbreak, riot, terrorist strike, major  accident, weather event, military altercation, etc., occurs, the people present at the location of the event  are the first ones to record videos of the event. These videos are recorded by people using their  portable devices, for example, mobile phones, smartphones, handheld cameras, tablets, camcorders,  PDAs, etc. The people recording these videos can access a video sharing client which allows them to  publish their recorded videos to a video sharing site. As news events are breaking, news publishers  prefer to use these first hand, user generated videos as sources in their news broadcasts and articles.  However, video sharing sites cluster the published videos and it can take hours before they can return  the videos in response to relevant search queries. Therefore, it can be difficult for the news publishers to 

 


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find the videos related to news events as they break. Also, existing video sharing sites rank video results  based on viewer counts and sessions times. Videos with high view counts and session times are  highly­ranked. Newly­published videos of news events have low view counts and are, as a result,  poorly ranked by the video sharing sites and may not appear on the returned video results list. 

    To resolve the above mentioned issues, some companies have developed dashboards and  alerting services that scan major social networking websites to detect trending news events. They use  these trends to pull relevant video URLs from video sharing sites and send them to news organizations  along with the related news context. The news publishers are generally paid su...