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Crowdsourcing Event Detection in YouTube Videos

by Thomas Steiner, Ruben Verborgh, Rik Van de Walle, Michael Hausenblas, and Joaquim Gabarró Vallés

Considerable efforts have been put into making video content on the Web more accessible, searchable, and navigable by research on both textual and visual analysis of the actual video content and the accompanying metadata. Nevertheless, most of the time, videos are opaque objects in websites. With Web browsers gaining more support for the HTML5 <video> element, videos are becoming first class citizens on the Web. In this paper we show how events can be detected on-the-fly through crowdsourcing (i) textual, (ii) visual, and (iii) behavioral analysis in YouTube videos, at scale. The main contribution of this paper is a generic crowdsourcing framework for automatic and scalable semantic annotations of HTML5 videos. Eventually, we present our preliminary results using traditional server-based approaches to video event detection as a baseline.

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Published in 2011 in Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web.

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@inproceedings{steiner_derive_2011,
  title = {Crowdsourcing Event Detection in {YouTube} Videos},
  author = {Steiner, Thomas and Verborgh, Ruben and Van de Walle, Rik and Hausenblas, Michael and Gabarr\'o Vall\'es, Joaquim},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web},
  month = oct,
  year = 2011,
  url = {http://research.google.com/pubs/archive/37424.pdf},
}

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T. Steiner, R. Verborgh, R. Van de Walle, M. Hausenblas, and J. Gabarró Vallés, “Crowdsourcing Event Detection in YouTube Videos,” in Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web, 2011.
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Thomas Steiner, Ruben Verborgh, Rik Van de Walle, Michael Hausenblas, and Joaquim Gabarró Vallés. 2011. Crowdsourcing Event Detection in YouTube Videos. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web.
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Steiner, T., Verborgh, R., Van de Walle, R., Hausenblas, M., Gabarró Vallés, J.: Crowdsourcing Event Detection in YouTube Videos. In: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web (2011).
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Steiner, T., Verborgh, R., Van de Walle, R., Hausenblas, M., & Gabarró Vallés, J. (2011). Crowdsourcing Event Detection in YouTube Videos. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web.
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Steiner, Thomas et al. “Crowdsourcing Event Detection in YouTube Videos.” Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web. 2011. Print.

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