Video annotation tools
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This research deals with annotations in scholarly work. Annotations have been studied by many people. A significant amount of research has shown that instead of implementing domain specific annotation applications a better approach is to develop general purpose annotation toolkits that can be used to create domain specific applications. A video annotation toolkit along with toolkits for searching, retrieving, analyzing and presenting videos can help achieve the broader goal of creating integrated work spaces for scholarly work in humanities research similar to existing environments in such fields as mathematics, engineering, statistics, software development and bioinformatics. This research implements a video annotation toolkit and evaluates it by looking at its usefulness in creating applications for different areas. It was found that many areas of study in the arts and sciences can benefit from a video annotation application tailored to their specific needs and that an annotation toolkit can significantly reduce the time for developing such applications. The toolkit was engineered through successive refinements of prototype applications developed for different application areas. The toolkit design was also guided by a set of features identified by the research community for an ideal general purpose annotation toolkit. This research contributes by combining these two different approaches to toolkit design and construction into a hybrid approach. This approach could be useful for similar or related efforts.
Chaudhary, Ahmed (2008). Video annotation tools. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from