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The TRECVid 2008 Event Detection Evaluation



Jonathan G. Fiscus, John S. Garofolo, Paul D. Over, Martial Michel, Richard T. Rose


This paper is a summary of the 2008 TRECVid Event Detection evaluation. TRECVid is a laboratory-style evaluation that aims to model real world situations or significant component tasks. The event detection evaluation was organized to address detection of a set of specific events that would be of potential interest to an operator in the surveillance domain. This paper describes the video data, evaluation tasks, evaluation metrics, and results of the evaluation.
Proceedings Title
IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) 2009
Conference Dates
December 7-8, 2009
Conference Location
Snowbird, UT


Video Analytics, Benchmark Evaluations, Surveillance, Computer Vision


Fiscus, J. , Garofolo, J. , Over, P. , Michel, M. and Rose, R. (2009), The TRECVid 2008 Event Detection Evaluation, IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) 2009, Snowbird, UT, [online], (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created December 9, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017