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Creating HAVIC: Heterogeneous Audio Visual Internet Collection



Stephanie Strassel, Amanda Morris, Jonathan G. Fiscus, Christopher Caruso, Haejoong Lee, Paul D. Over, James Fiumara, Barbara L. Shaw, Brian Antonishek, Martial Michel


Linguistic Data Consortium and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are collaborating to create a large, heterogeneous annotated multimodal corpus to support research in multimodal event detection and related technologies. The HAVIC (Heterogeneous Audio Visual Internet Collection) Corpus will ultimately consist of several thousands of hours of unconstrained user-generated multimedia content. HAVIC has been designed with an eye toward providing increased challenges for both acoustic and video processing technologies, focusing on multi-dimensional variation inherent in user-generated multimedia content. To date the HAVIC corpus has been used to support the NIST 2010 and 2011 TRECVID Multimedia Event Detection (MED) Evaluations. Portions of the corpus are expected to be released in LDC's catalog in the coming year, with the remaining segments being published over time after their use in the ongoing MED evaluations.
Proceedings Title
Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) 2012 Proceedings
Conference Dates
May 21-27, 2012
Conference Location
Istanbul, TR


Multimedia, Event Detection, Annotation, Data Centers, Data Collection and Distribution


Strassel, S. , Morris, A. , Fiscus, J. , Caruso, C. , Lee, H. , Over, P. , Fiumara, J. , Shaw, B. , Antonishek, B. and Michel, M. (2012), Creating HAVIC: Heterogeneous Audio Visual Internet Collection, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) 2012 Proceedings, Istanbul, TR, [online], (Accessed July 21, 2024)


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Created May 20, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021