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World Champion in Automatic Image and Video Search

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How do you search for an action scene or a cute kitten without a text description?


A search system developed by researchers at the University of Amsterdam has the potential to make it easier to find an image or video on the Internet or in large databases such as YouTube without providing a text description. The technology is capable of searching for objects within an image.

Dutch researcher Theo Gevers and colleagues used advanced automatic-image understanding, rapid indexing, and intelligent-classification techniques. The researchers tested the software on enormous volumes of data using a supercomputer.

The team also tested its approach to detecting concepts — including objects such as persons or vehicles and events such as explosions or violence — in images and video clips without text in three major international competitions, winning first prize in ImageCLEF, PASCAL VOC, and TRECVid.

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