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Instance Search Retrospective with Focus on TRECVID



George M. Awad, Wessel Kraaij, Paul Over, Shin'ichi Satoh


This paper presents an overview of the Video Instance Search benchmark which was run over a pe- riod of 6 years (2010-2015) as part of the TREC Video Retrieval (TRECVID) workshop series. The main contributions of the paper include i) an examination of the evolving design of the evaluation framework and its components (system tasks, data, measures); ii) an analysis of the influence of topic characteristics (such as rigid/non rigid, planar/non-planar, stationary/mobile on performance; iii) a high-level overview of results and best-performing approaches. The Instance Search (INS) benchmark worked with a variety of large collections of data including Sound & Vision, Flickr, BBC Rushes for the first 3 pilot years and with the small world of the BBC Eastenders series for the last 3 years.
International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval


Awad, G. , Kraaij, W. , Over, P. and Satoh, S. (2017), Instance Search Retrospective with Focus on TRECVID, International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval, [online], (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created April 5, 2017, Updated April 24, 2017