[mythtv] Thoughts on new commercial detection option

Mark Friedgan hubrix at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 21:48:47 UTC 2004

How about looking at how stations usually put commercials in, the
presumtion is that they have an algorithm as to when to plop a
commercial in, how many to run and how long the break should be, these
are probably factors of what time it is, what channel it is and what
the show is. I definitely agree you need user-assisted learning in
this case, and I like the distributed idea. but I think that may be
way too far reaching...

please shoot me down if i said something dumb :)

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 11:17:46 +0100, Simon Lundell <simon at ida.his.se> wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > Would it be possible to dump this data to a file? I would really
> like
> > > to test how an ANN performs on this kind of data.
> > I'm extremely interested in this as well.  Over the last few months
> I've had many ideas for using ANN to flag
> > commercials.  I've done a lot of ANN programming so I would be more
> than willing to contribute code if anyone is
> > interested in following up on this idea.
> Do you have any ideas on which ANN architecture to use? I guess that a
> ordinary feed-forward packprop with a sliding window will miss the
> long-distance relationships (such as how long a commercial break usually
> is), but may be accurate enough. I imagine that one use a seperate ANN
> for each channel, and a way to share ANNs with each other. Another
> challange is to integrate the ANN into the GUI, the ANN needs user
> feedback to be able to learn.
> //Simon
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