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Video-4-Video: using video for searching, classifying and summarising video

Smeaton, Alan F. (2009) Video-4-Video: using video for searching, classifying and summarising video. In: IWV 2009 - International Workshop on Video, 25-27 May 2009, Barcelona, Spain.

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YouTube has meant that we are now becoming accustomed to searching for video clips, and finding them, for both work and leisure pursuits. But YouTube, like the Internet Archive, OpenVideo and almost everything other video library, doesn't use video to find video, it uses metadata, usually based on user generated content (UGC). But what if we don't know what we're looking for and the metadata doesn't help, or we have poor metadata or no UGC, can we use the video to find video ? Can we automatically derive semantic concepts directly from video which we can use for retrieval or summarisation ? Many dozens of research groups throughout the world work on the problems associated with content-based video search, content-based detection of semantic concepts, shot boundary detection, content-based summarisation and content-based event detection. In this presentation we give a summary of the achievements of almost a decade of research by the TRECVid community, including a report on performance of groups in different TRECVid tasks. We present the modus operandi of the annual TRECVid benchmarking, the problems associated with running an annual evaluation for nearly 100 research groups every year and an overview of the most successful approaches to each task.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Talk)
Event Type:Workshop
Subjects: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
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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:4579
Deposited On:25 May 2009 12:00 by Alan Smeaton. Last Modified 21 Aug 2009 11:40

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