Canadian Forest Service Publications

Video knowledge bases and computer-assisted video production: a forestry example. 1994. Thomson, A.J.; Siverston, C. AI Applications 8(1): 29-39.

Year: 1994

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3442

Language: English

CFS Availability: Order paper copy (free)

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A system has been developed to assist in production of customized technical videos in response to user queries, analogous to customized text-generating programs. The domain of the system is forest insect and disease biology, management, and impact. A hypermedia system for query processing provided greater flexibility than could be achieved through database forms. A processed query generated a video edit list used to automate the video assembly process. The system has been used to assist in the production of in-house technical videos. Linking computers and video brings the power of database and AI technologies to the video production process, and also permits video to become an integral part of decision support systems, with video being the output of a knowledge-based system, or linked to simulation models or GIS. Production of bilingual videos is also facilitated.