Video Summaries for Science Talks
Scientific talks range from conference presentations to lectures and documentaries. Even though some formats have high-grade content, such as lectures, their presentation is not always the most appealing. On the other hand, documentaries and other entertainment-driven programs can present consolidated information benefiting from aesthetically assured visual and audible effects. Motivated by these aspects, we illustrate the topics of a physics lecture through the use of documentaries. Our main concerns are the process of content selection and coherence aspects. The creation process uses a summarized transcript of a physics lecture to select topic-related content from a collection of documentaries. The issue of coherence is addressed as a consequence of the content selection process, as well as by means of video composition techniques via content organization.