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TRECVID 2012 -- An Overview of the Goals, Tasks, Data, Evaluation Mechanisms, and Metrics



Paul D. Over, Jonathan G. Fiscus, Gregory A. Sanders, Barbara L. Shaw, Martial Michel, George Awad, Alan Smeaton, Wessel Kraaij, Georges Quenot


The TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation (TRECVID) 2012 was a TREC-style video analysis and retrieval evaluation, the goal of which was to promote progress in content-based exploitation of digital video via open, metrics-based evaluation. TRECVID 2012 represented a continuation of five tasks from TRECVID 2011 with some variations and significantly new data, along with the initiation of the multimedia event recounting task. 57 teams from various research organizations --- 21 from Europe, 19 from Asia, 15 from North America, 1 from South America, and 1 from Australia --- completed one or more of six tasks: semantic indexing, known-item search, instance search, multimedia event detection, multimedia event recounting, and surveillance event detection.
TRECVID Publications


evaluation, information retrieval, multimedia, TRECVID, video


Over, P. , Fiscus, J. , Sanders, G. , Shaw, B. , Michel, M. , Awad, G. , Smeaton, A. , Kraaij, W. and Quenot, G. (2013), TRECVID 2012 -- An Overview of the Goals, Tasks, Data, Evaluation Mechanisms, and Metrics, TRECVID Publications, [online],, (Accessed June 16, 2024)


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Created April 1, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017