TRECVid 2006 experiments at Dublin City University
Koskela, Markus and Wilkins, Peter and Adamek, Tomasz and Smeaton, Alan F. and O'Connor, Noel E. (2006) TRECVid 2006 experiments at Dublin City University. In: TRECVid 2006 - Text REtrieval Conference TRECVid Workshop, 13-14 November 2006, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
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In this paper we describe our retrieval system and experiments performed for the automatic search task in TRECVid 2006. We submitted the following six automatic runs:
• F A 1 DCU-Base 6: Baseline run using only ASR/MT text features.
• F A 2 DCU-TextVisual 2: Run using text and visual features.
• F A 2 DCU-TextVisMotion 5: Run using text, visual, and motion features.
• F B 2 DCU-Visual-LSCOM 3: Text and visual features combined with concept detectors.
• F B 2 DCU-LSCOM-Filters 4: Text, visual, and motion features with concept detectors.
• F B 2 DCU-LSCOM-2 1: Text, visual, motion, and concept detectors with negative concepts.
The experiments were designed both to study the addition of motion features and separately constructed models for semantic concepts, to runs using only textual and visual features, as well as to establish a baseline for the manually-assisted search runs performed within the collaborative K-Space project and described in the corresponding TRECVid 2006 notebook paper. The results of
the experiments indicate that the performance of automatic search can be improved with suitable concept models. This, however, is very topic-dependent and the questions of when to include such models and which concept models should be included, remain unanswered. Secondly, using motion features did not lead to performance improvement in our experiments. Finally, it was observed that our text features, despite displaying a rather poor performance overall, may still be useful even for generic search topics.
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