Multimedia Systems

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 405–412 | Cite as

On the tag localization of web video

  • Haojie Li
  • Bin Liu
  • Lei Yi
  • Yue Guan
  • Zhong-Xuan Luo
Special Issue Paper

Abstract

Nowadays, numerous social videos have pervaded on the web. Social web videos are characterized with the accompanying rich contextual information which describe the content of videos and thus greatly facilitate video search and browsing. Generally, those contextual data such as tags are provided at the whole video level, without temporal indication of when they actually appear in the video, let alone the spatial annotation of object related tags in the video frames. However, many tags only describe parts of the video content. Therefore, tag localization, the process of assigning tags to the underlying relevant video segments or frames even regions in frames is gaining increasing research interests and a benchmark dataset for the fair evaluation of tag localization algorithms is highly desirable. In this paper, we describe and release a dataset called DUT-WEBV, which contains about 4,000 videos collected from YouTube portal by issuing 50 concepts as queries. These concepts cover a wide range of semantic aspects including scenes like “mountain”, events like “flood”, objects like “cows”, sites like “gas station”, and activities like “handshaking”, offering great challenges to the tag (i.e., concept) localization task. For each video of a tag, we carefully annotate the time durations when the tag appears in the video and also label the spatial location of object with mask in frames for object related tag. Besides the video itself, the contextual information, such as thumbnail images, titles, and YouTube categories, is also provided. Together with this benchmark dataset, we present a baseline for tag localization using multiple instance learning approach. Finally, we discuss some open research issues for tag localization in web videos.

Keywords

Video annotation Tag localization Video retrieval 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by National Natural Science Funds of China (61033012, 61173104, 61300085) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (DUT13JR03, DUT14QY03).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haojie Li
    • 1
  • Bin Liu
    • 1
  • Lei Yi
    • 1
  • Yue Guan
    • 1
  • Zhong-Xuan Luo
    • 1
  1. 1.School of SoftwareDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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