Rushes Summarization by IRIM Consortium: Redundancy Removal and Multi-Feature Fusion, Georges Quénot, Jenny Benois-Pineau, Boris Mansencal, Eliana Rossi, Matthieu Cord, Frédéric Precioso, David Gorisse, Patrick Lambert, Bertrand Augereau, Lionel Granjon, David Pellerin, Michèle Rombaut and Stéphane Ayache TRECVID BBC Rushes Summarization Workshop at ACM Multimedia'08, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 31 October, 2008.

In this paper, we present the first participation of a consortium of French laboratories, IRIM, to the TRECVID 2008 BBC Rushes Summarization task. Our approach resorts to video skimming. We propose two methods to reduce redundancy, as rushes include several takes of scenes. We also take into account low and mid-level semantic features in an ad-hoc fusion method in order to retain only significant content.