A User-Centric Media Retrieval Competition: The Video Browser Showdown 2012-2014

  title={A User-Centric Media Retrieval Competition: The Video Browser Showdown 2012-2014},
  author={Klaus Sch{\"o}ffmann},
  journal={IEEE Multim.},
The Video Browser Showdown is an international competition in the field of interactive video search and retrieval. It is held annually as a special session at the International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM). The Video Browser Showdown evaluates the performance of exploratory tools for interactive content search in videos in direct competition and in front of an audience. Its goal is to push research on user-centric video search tools including video navigation, content browsing… 

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