LifeCLEF 2016: Multimedia Life Species Identification Challenges

  • Alexis Joly
  • Hervé Goëau
  • Hervé Glotin
  • Concetto Spampinato
  • Pierre Bonnet
  • Willem-Pier Vellinga
  • Julien Champ
  • Robert Planqué
  • Simone Palazzo
  • Henning Müller
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44564-9_26

Volume 9822 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Joly A. et al. (2016) LifeCLEF 2016: Multimedia Life Species Identification Challenges. In: Fuhr N. et al. (eds) Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction. CLEF 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9822. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Using multimedia identification tools is considered as one of the most promising solutions to help bridge the taxonomic gap and build accurate knowledge of the identity, the geographic distribution and the evolution of living species. Large and structured communities of nature observers (e.g., iSpot, Xeno-canto, Tela Botanica, etc.) as well as big monitoring equipment have actually started to produce outstanding collections of multimedia records. Unfortunately, the performance of the state-of-the-art analysis techniques on such data is still not well understood and is far from reaching real world requirements. The LifeCLEF lab proposes to evaluate these challenges around 3 tasks related to multimedia information retrieval and fine-grained classification problems in 3 domains. Each task is based on large volumes of real-world data and the measured challenges are defined in collaboration with biologists and environmental stakeholders to reflect realistic usage scenarios. For each task, we report the methodology, the data sets as well as the results and the main outcomes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexis Joly
    • 1
  • Hervé Goëau
    • 2
  • Hervé Glotin
    • 3
  • Concetto Spampinato
    • 4
  • Pierre Bonnet
    • 5
  • Willem-Pier Vellinga
    • 6
  • Julien Champ
    • 1
  • Robert Planqué
    • 6
  • Simone Palazzo
    • 4
  • Henning Müller
    • 7
  1. 1.Inria, LIRMMMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.IRD, UMR AMAPMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.AMU, CNRS LSIS, ENSAM, Univ. Toulon, IUFToulonFrance
  4. 4.University of CataniaCataniaItaly
  5. 5.CIRAD, UMR AMAPMontpellierFrance
  6. 6.Xeno-canto FoundationBreskensThe Netherlands
  7. 7.HES-SOSierreSwitzerland