Resource: HAVIC MED Progress Test -- Videos, Metadata and Annotation

Reference HAVIC MED Progress Test -- Videos, Metadata and Annotation
Date of Submission April 15, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 536-525-931-033-8
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Text, Video
Language English
Format/MIME Type video/mp4, text/plain
Size 1250719002 KB
Access Medium Hard Drive


HAVIC MED Progress Test -- Videos, Metadata and Annotation was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and is comprised of approximately 3,650 hours of user-generated videos with annotation and metadata.

To advance multimodal event detection and related technologies, LDC developed, in collaboration with NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), a large, heterogeneous, annotated multimodal corpus for HAVIC (the Heterogeneous Audio Visual Internet Collection) that was used in the NIST-sponsored MED (Multimedia Event Detection) task for several years. HAVIC MED Progress Test is a subset of that corpus, specifically, a collection of event and background videos for the HAVIC project originally released to support the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Multimedia Event Detection tasks.


The data consists of videos of various events (event videos) and videos completely unrelated to events (background videos) harvested by a large team of human annotators. Each event video was manually annotated with a set of judgments describing its event properties and other salient features. Background videos were labeled with topic and genre categories.

All video files are in .mp4 format (h.264), with varying bit-rates and levels of audio fidelity and video resolution. Metadata and annotation for the videos are stored in a .tsv file.

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Version 1.0
Creator Stephanie Strassel , Amanda Morris , Xuansong Li , Brian Antonishek , Jonathan G. Fiscus
Distributor Linguistic Data Consortium
Rights Holder Portions © 2011-2016 YouTube, LLC, © 2011-2016, 2019 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania