ERIC Number: ED042328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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VID-R and SCAN: Tools and Methods for the Automated Analysis of Visual Records.
Ekman, Paul; And Others
The VID-R (Visual Information Display and Retrieval) system that enables computer-aided analysis of visual records is composed of a film-to-television chain, two videotape recorders with complete remote control of functions, a video-disc recorder, three high-resolution television monitors, a teletype, a PDP-8, a video and audio interface, three videotape recorder controllers, and one or two high-resolution vidicon cameras. The system will accept either 16mm film or videotape as input. Since all communication in and out of the system is through the teletype, a typed or paper-tape record can be maintained of all located events, their codes, locations, and descriptions. Applications of the system to the analysis of nonverbal behavior shown by mental patients and to the analysis and classification of movements are discussed. A procedure called SCAN (Systematic Classification and Analysis of Nonverbal Behavior) is described. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Automation, Behavioral Science Research, Display Systems, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Observation, Optical Scanners
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-702 635, MF $.65, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA. Directorate of Information Science.
Authoring Institution: Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Inst., San Francisco, CA.