Interactive video search tools: a detailed analysis of the video browser showdown 2015

Claudiu Cobârzan, Klaus Schoeffmann, Werner Bailer, Wolfgang Hürst, Adam Blažek, Jakub Lokoč, Stefanos Vrochidis, Kai Uwe Barthel, Luca Rossetto
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Multimedia Tools and Applications
Springer US

Interactive video retrieval tools developed over the past few years are emerging as powerful alternatives to automatic retrieval approaches by giving the user more control as well as more responsibilities. Current research tries to identify the best combinations of image, audio and text features that combined with innovative UI design maximize the tools performance. We present the last installment of the Video Browser Showdown 2015 which was held in conjunction with the International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling 2015 (MMM 2015) and has the stated aim of pushing for a better integration of the user into the search process. The setup of the competition including the used dataset and the presented tasks as well as the participating tools will be introduced . The performance of those tools will be thoroughly presented and analyzed. Interesting highlights will be marked and some predictions regarding the research focus within the field for the near future will be made.

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