YouTube Trending Video Analysis in Sri Lanka

S. I.A.P. Diddeniya, H. N. Gunasinghe, C. Premachandra

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Abstract

YouTube, owned by Google LLC, is the most widespread video platform. It has gained much popularity in Sri Lanka within the last couple of years. Youth has an interest of becoming full-Time content creators, but lacks technical and marketing knowledge. In this paper, we present a computer aided analysis to provide insights of trending YouTube videos in Sri Lanka. The system gets YouTube trending video data of one and a half months in year 2021 as input and analyze them to report information on video title, description and thumbnail which are the main parameters of YouTube algorithm when deciding on a trending video. Particularly, the system uses YOLO and RetinaNet for detecting objects in thumbnails. Moreover, Sri Lankan video content mainly include Sinhala language which is the mostly used language in the country. We used Sinhala language processing techniques for reporting various information. In summary, using the provided information, a YouTuber can decide on the: (1) colors and objects to include in the thumbnail, (2) title and the description by considering word count and symbols, (3) number of tags, words and phrases to include in a tag and (4) date and time to publish the video. The results indicate that the proposed approach can significantly support an accurate decision of YouTube video upload with a little computational effort.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 2nd International Conference on Image Processing and Robotics, ICIPRob 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665407717
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2nd International Conference on Image Processing and Robotics, ICIPRob 2022 - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 2022 Mar 122022 Mar 13

Publication series

Name2022 2nd International Conference on Image Processing and Robotics, ICIPRob 2022

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Image Processing and Robotics, ICIPRob 2022
Country/TerritorySri Lanka
CityColombo
Period22/3/1222/3/13

Keywords

  • Data mining
  • Data visualisation
  • Text analysis
  • Video analysis
  • YouTube analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Control and Optimization
  • Modelling and Simulation

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