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From Benedict Cumberbatch to Sherlock Holmes: character identification in TV series without a script

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The goal of this paper is the automatic identification of characters in TV and feature film material. In contrast to standard approaches to this task, which rely on the weak supervision afforded by transcripts and subtitles, we propose a new method requiring only a cast list. This list is used to obtain images of actors from freely available sources on the web, providing a form of partial supervision for this task. In using images of actors to recognize characters, we make the following three...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
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ORCID:
0000-0002-8945-8573
Publisher:
British Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-09-04
Acceptance date:
2017-07-10
Pubs id:
pubs:744135
URN:
uri:90b4bdab-f9b3-4a64-bc2b-61ae957c5c01
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uuid:90b4bdab-f9b3-4a64-bc2b-61ae957c5c01
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pubs:744135

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