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In this paper we describe our TRECVID 2008 video retrieval experiments. The MediaMill team participated in three tasks: concept detection, automatic search, and interactive search. Rather than continuing to increase the number of concept detectors available for retrieval, our TRECVID 2008 experiments focus on increasing the robustness of a small set of(More)
Alexander G. Hauptmann Carnegie Mellon University Interactive prototypes are often the best way to convince an audience of a new multimedia technology’s possible impact. Because of its dynamic audiovisual nature, a multimedia application demonstration communicates applied science more effectively than a static description in a journal publication would.(More)
In this paper we present the methods underlying the MediaMill semantic video search engine. The basis for the engine is a semantic indexing process which is currently based on a lexicon of 491 concept detectors. To support the user in navigating the collection, the system defines a visual similarity space, a semantic similarity space, a semantic thread(More)
Various query methods for video search exist. Because of the semantic gap each method has its limitations. We argue that for effective retrieval query methods need to be combined at retrieval time. However, switching query methods often involves a change in query and browsing interface, which puts a heavy burden on the user. In this paper, we propose a(More)
This paper describes a novel method for browsing a large collection of news video by linking various forms of related video fragments together as threads. Each thread contains a sequence of shots with high feature-based similarity. Two interfaces are designed which use threads as the basis for browsing. One interface shows a minimal set of threads, and the(More)
Category search can be supported by methods that allow intelligent selection of potentially relevant images. This paper explores the use of a nearest neighbor network in the selection process. We created a prototype that visualizes the network of images. As in the nearest neighbor network the images are connected to similar images we assume that if an image(More)
In this paper we describe our TRECVID 2010 video retrieval experiments. The MediaMill team participated in three tasks: semantic indexing, known-item search, and instance search. The starting point for the MediaMill concept detection approach is our top-performing bag-of-words system of last year, which uses multiple color SIFT descriptors, sparse codebooks(More)
This paper describes a novel method for browsing a large video collection. It links various forms of related video fragments together as threads. These threads are based on query results, the timeline as well as visual and semantic similarity. We design two interfaces which use threads as the basis for browsing. One interface shows a minimal set of threads,(More)
The growth in availabile online video material over the internet is generally combined with user-assigned tags or content description, which is the mechanism by which we then access such video. However, user-assigned tags have limitations for retrieval and often we want access where the content of the video itself is directly matched against a user’s query(More)
In this paper we present our Mediamill video search engine. The basis for the engine is a semantic indexing process which derives a lexicon of 101 concepts. To support the user in navigating the collection, the system defines a visual similarity space, a semantic similarity space, a semantic thread space, and browsers to explore them. It extends upon [1](More)