Improving Query and Assessment Quality in Text-Based Interactive Video Retrieval Evaluation

Werner Bailer, Rahel Arnold, Vera Benz, Davide Coccomini, Anastasios Gkagkas, Gylfi Þór Guðmundsson, Silvan Heller, Björn Þór Jónsson, Jakub Lokoc, Nicola Messina, Nick Pantelidis, Jiaxin Wu
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR '23)

Different task interpretations are a highly undesired element in interactive video retrieval evaluations. When a participating team focuses partially on a wrong goal, the evaluation results might become partially misleading. In this paper, we propose a process for refining known-item and open-set type queries, and preparing the assessors that judge the correctness of submissions to open-set queries. Our findings from recent years reveal that a proper methodology can lead to objective query quality improvements and subjective participant satisfaction with query clarity.