Dimensionality reduction for heterogeneous dataset in rushes editing

Yang Liu, Yan Liu, Chun Chung Chan

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Rushes editing enables the computer to edit the film like a professional film cutter based on the raw footage. The most important issue in rushes editing is the generation of the effective, efficient, and robust descriptors for footage content analysis. Dimensionality reduction technology provides the means to generate such descriptors by seeking a low-dimensional equivalence of the high-dimensional video data using intelligent algorithms. However, existing dimensionality reduction techniques are not directly applicable to the editing of rushes because of the heterogeneity of rushes data. To deal with this heterogeneity, this paper proposes a novel non-linear dimensionality reduction algorithm called multi-layer isometric feature mapping (ML-Isomap). First, a clustering algorithm is utilized to partition the high-dimensional data points into a set of data blocks in the high-dimensional feature space. Second, intra-cluster graphs are constructed based on the individual character of each data block to build the basic layer for the ML-Isomap. Third, the inter-cluster graph is constructed by analyzing the interrelation among these isolated data blocks to build the hyper-layers for the ML-Isomap. Finally, all the data points are mapped into the unique low-dimensional feature space by maintaining to the greatest extent the corresponding relations of the multiple layers in the high-dimensional feature space. Comparative experiments on synthetic data as well as real rushes editing tasks demonstrate that the proposed algorithm can reduce the dimensions of various datasets efficiently while preserving both the global structure and the local details of the heterogeneous dataset.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-242
Number of pages14
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009


  • Dimensionality reduction
  • Isometric feature mapping
  • Manifold learning
  • Multi-layer Isometric feature mapping
  • Rushes editing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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