The TRECVID evaluation meetings are an ongoing series of workshops focusing on a list of different information retrieval (IR) research areas in content-based retrieval and exploitation of digital video. TRECVID is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other US government agencies. Various participating research groups make significant contributions. The goal of the workshops is to encourage research in content-based video retrieval and analysis by providing large test collections, realistic system tasks, uniform scoring procedures, and a forum for organizations interested in comparing their results.
TRECVID was founded in 2003 as an independent evaluation/workshop from TREC. Paul Over (retired) was the first TRECVID project leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). George Awad is the current Project Leader and the general coordinators are:
- Alan Smeaton (Dublin City University)
- Wessel Kraaij (TNO-ICT)
Smeaton, A. F., Over, P., and Kraaij, W. 2006. "Evaluation campaigns and TRECVid". In Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval (Santa Barbara, California, USA, October 26–27, 2006). MIR '06. ACM Press, New York, NY, 321-330.
The number of unique authors over the last 15 years was 1,955 people, drawn from 270 unique institutions. The institutions with the largest number of unique participants/researchers are CMU, Beijing University of Posts and Telegraphs, Fudan University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, each of which have more than 50 unique participants.
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