A Test Collection for Interactive Lifelog Retrieval

  • Cathal Gurrin
  • Klaus Schoeffmann
  • Hideo Joho
  • Bernd Munzer
  • Rami Albatal
  • Frank Hopfgartner
  • Liting Zhou
  • Duc-Tien Dang-NguyenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11295)


There is a long history of repeatable and comparable evaluation in Information Retrieval (IR). However, thus far, no shared test collection exists that has been designed to support interactive lifelog retrieval. In this paper we introduce the LSC2018 collection, that is designed to evaluate the performance of interactive retrieval systems. We describe the features of the dataset and we report on the outcome of the first Lifelog Search Challenge (LSC), which used the dataset in an interactive competition at ACM ICMR 2018.


Interactive retrieval Lifelogging Comparative evaluation Test collection Multimodal dataset 



We acknowledge the financial support of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under grant number SFI/12/RC/2289 and JSPS KAKENHI under Grant Number 18H00974.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cathal Gurrin
    • 1
  • Klaus Schoeffmann
    • 2
  • Hideo Joho
    • 3
  • Bernd Munzer
    • 2
  • Rami Albatal
    • 1
  • Frank Hopfgartner
    • 4
  • Liting Zhou
    • 1
  • Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen
    • 1
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Insight Centre for Data AnalyticsDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  2. 2.Klagenfurt UniversityKlagenfurtAustria
  3. 3.University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  4. 4.University of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  5. 5.University of BergenBergenNorway

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