Two-layers re-ranking approach based on contextual information for visual concepts detection in videos

Abdelkader Hamadi, Georges Quenot, Philippe Mulhem
2012 2012 10th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI)  
Context helps to understand the meaning of a word and allows the disambiguation of polysemic terms. Many researches took advantage of this notion in information retrieval. For concept-based video indexing and retrieval, this idea seems a priori valid. One of the major problems is then to provide a definition of the context and to choose the most appropriate methods for using it. Two kinds of contexts were exploited in the past to improve concepts detection: in some works, inter-concepts
more » ... s are used as semantic context, where other approaches use the temporal features of videos to improve concepts detection. Results of these works showed that the "temporal" and the "semantic" contexts can improve concept detection. In this work we use the semantic context through an ontology and exploit the efficiency of the temporal context in a "two-layers" re-ranking approach. Experiments conducted on TRECVID 2010 data show that the proposed approach always improves over initial results obtained using either MSVM or KNN classifiers or their late fusion, achieving relative gains between 9% and 33% of the MAP measure.
doi:10.1109/cbmi.2012.6269837 dblp:conf/cbmi/HamadiQM12 fatcat:ib6eidadtzhltl2nv37a6fnsve