HAVIC MED Novel 2 Test -- Videos, Metadata and Annotation

Item Name: HAVIC MED Novel 2 Test -- Videos, Metadata and Annotation
Author(s): Xuansong Li, Stephanie Strassel, Karen Jones, Brian Antonishek, Jonathan G. Fiscus
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2022V02
ISBN: 1-58563-997-4
ISLRN: 216-328-718-009-3
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35111/85d3-zz16
Release Date: August 15, 2022
Member Year(s): 2022
DCMI Type(s): MovingImage, Text
Data Source(s): web collection
Project(s): HAVIC
Application(s): event detection
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
Online Documentation: LDC2022V02 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Li, Xuansong, et al. HAVIC MED Novel 2 Test -- Videos, Metadata and Annotation LDC2022V02. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2022.
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HAVIC MED Novel 2 Test -- Videos, Metadata and Annotation was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and is comprised of approximately 6,200 hours of user-generated videos with annotation and metadata.

To advance multimodal event detection and related technologies, LDC developed, in collaboration with NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), a large, heterogeneous, annotated multimodal corpus for HAVIC (the Heterogeneous Audio Visual Internet Collection) that was used in the NIST-sponsored MED (Multimedia Event Detection) task for several years. HAVIC MED Novel 2 Test is a subset of that corpus, specifically, a collection of videos, metadata and annotation for the HAVIC project originally released to support the 2015 Multimedia Event Detection tasks.


The data consists of videos of various events (event videos) and videos completely unrelated to events (background videos) harvested by a large team of human annotators. Each event video was manually annotated with a set of judgments describing its event properties and other salient features. Background videos were labeled with topic and genre categories.

All video files are in .mp4 format (h.264), with varying bit-rates and levels of audio fidelity and video resolution. Metadata and annotation for the videos are stored in a .tsv file.


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