As You Need It


Video or broadcast news is viewed in a far wider set of circumstances than it ever has been before. It is composed with the assumption of a complete, situated viewing, but in fact it is often grabbed on-the-fly as a momentary experience. As You Need It is a semantic summarizer that deconstructs a multi-part segment for presentation as "chunks of importance." We are learning if a story can be cut down to a useful update that takes less time than a traffic light, or as much time as a given user has. This project uses and contributes to another group project, SuperGlue.