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The scholarly impact of TRECVid (2003-2009)

Thornley, Clare and Johnson, Andrea C. and Smeaton, Alan F. and Lee, Hyowon (2011) The scholarly impact of TRECVid (2003-2009). Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 62 (4). pp. 613-627. ISSN 1532-2890

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This paper reports on an investigation into the scholarly impact of the TRECVid (TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation) benchmarking conferences between 2003 and 2009. The contribution of TRECVid to research in video retrieval is assessed by analyzing publication content to show the development of techniques and approaches over time and by analyzing publication impact through publication numbers and citation analysis. Popular conference and journal venues for TRECVid publications are identified in terms of number of citations received. For a selection of participants at different career stages, the relative importance of TRECVid publications in terms of citations vis a vis their other publications is investigated. TRECVid, as an evaluation conference, provides data on which research teams ‘scored’ highly against the evaluation criteria and the relationship between ‘top scoring’ teams at TRECVid and the ‘top scoring’ papers in terms of citations is analysed. A strong relationship was found between ‘success’ at TRECVid and ‘success’ at citations both for high scoring and low scoring teams. The implications of the study in terms of the value of TRECVid as a research activity, and the value of bibliometric analysis as a research evaluation tool, are discussed.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Additional Information:This is a preprint of a final accepted, peer-reviewd changes made version of the article for publication in Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
Uncontrolled Keywords:bibliometric study; video retrieval and evaluation;
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Multimedia systems
Computer Science > Digital video
Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:16047
Deposited On:24 Mar 2011 09:27 by Hyowon Lee. Last Modified 29 Aug 2013 14:30

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