Audio description text for indexing films
Title of edited book
World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council: Libraries for the future : progress and development of South African libraries, 19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa
Year of publication
Access to audiovisual materials should be as open and free as access to print-based materials. However, we have not yet achieved such a reality. Methods useful for organising print-based materials do not necessarily work well when applied to audiovisual and multimedia materials. In this project, we studied using audio description text and written descriptions to generate keywords for indexing moving images. We found that such sources are fruitful and helpful. In the second part of the study, we looked at the possibility of automatically translating keywords from audio description text into other languages to use them as indexing. Here again, the results are encouraging.