Relevance feedback for real-world human action retrieval

Simon Jones, Ling Shao, Jianguo Zhang, Yan Liu

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    Content-based video retrieval is an increasingly popular research field, in large part due to the quickly growing catalogue of multimedia data to be found online. Even though a large portion of this data concerns humans, however, retrieval of human actions has received relatively little attention. Presented in this paper is a video retrieval system that can be used to perform a content-based query on a large database of videos very efficiently. Furthermore, it is shown that by using ABRS-SVM, a technique for incorporating Relevance feedback (RF) on the search results, it is possible to quickly achieve useful results even when dealing with very complex human action queries, such as in Hollywood movies. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)446-452
    Number of pages7
    JournalPattern Recognition Letters
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


    • Content-based video retrieval
    • Relevance feedback
    • Human action recognition


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