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TRECVID 2011 -- An Overview of the Goals, Tasks, Data, Evaluation Mechanisms, and Metrics



Paul D. Over, George M. Awad, Jonathan G. Fiscus, Brian Antonishek, Martial Michel, Alan Smeaton, Wessel Kraaij, Georges Quenot


The TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation (TRECVID) 2011 was a TREC-style video analysis and retrieval evaluation, the goal of which remains to promote progress in content-based exploitation of digital video via open, metrics-based evaluation. Over the last ten years this effort has yielded a better understanding of how systems can effectively accomplish such processing and how one can reliably benchmark their performance. TRECVID is funded by the NIST and other US government agencies. Many organizations and individuals worldwide contribute significant time and effort. TRECVID 2011 represented a continuation of the six tasks from 2010 with some new data. 60 teams from various research organizations --- 25 from Asia, 18 from Europe, 12 from North America, 2 from South America, and 3 from Australia --- completed one or more of six tasks: item content-based copy detection, instance search, known-item search, semantic indexing, surveillance event detection, and multimedia event detection.
TRECVID Publications


evaluation, information retrieval, multimedia, TRECVID, video


Over, P. , Awad, G. , Fiscus, J. , Antonishek, B. , Michel, M. , Smeaton, A. , Kraaij, W. and Quenot, G. (2012), TRECVID 2011 -- An Overview of the Goals, Tasks, Data, Evaluation Mechanisms, and Metrics, TRECVID Publications, [online],, (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created May 8, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017