Date of Original Version



Conference Proceeding

Journal Title

Proceedings of TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation

Abstract or Description

The Informedia group participated in three tasks this year, including: Multimedia Event Detection (MED), Semantic Indexing (SIN) and Surveillance Event Detection. Generally, all of these tasks consist of three main steps: extracting feature, training detector and fusing. In the feature extraction part, we extracted a lot of low-level features, high-level features and text features. Especially, we used the Spatial-Pyramid Matching technique to represent the low-level visual local features, such as SIFT and MoSIFT, which describe the location information of feature points. In the detector training part, besides the traditional SVM, we proposed a Sequential Boosting SVM classifier to deal with the large-scale unbalance classification problem. In the fusion part, to take the advantages from different features, we tried three different fusion methods: early fusion, late fusion and double fusion. Double fusion is a combination of early fusion and late fusion. The experimental results demonstrated that double fusion is consistently better, or at least comparable than early fusion and late fusion.



Published In

Proceedings of TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation.