Placing Task MediaEval 2012

I’m now back from a very¬†successful¬†MediaEval 2012 held in Pisa, Italy. Pascal and I presented the chaired the Placing Task session and got to hear more about the approaches from the participating teams.

They were given a realistic sample of videos uploaded to Flickr and had to accurately annotate them with latitude and longitude coordinates using the visual video content, any available textual metadata and/or any available social data. This year, one approach was able to accurately guess the location to within 1km of the true location (which could be anywhere on the planet) 27.9% of the time on this year’s test data.


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