The Placing Task: A Large-Scale Geo-Estimation Challenge for Social-Media Videos and Images

TitleThe Placing Task: A Large-Scale Geo-Estimation Challenge for Social-Media Videos and Images
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsChoi, J., Thomee B., Friedland G., Cao L., Ni K., Borth D., Elizalde B. Martinez, Gottlieb L., Carrano C., Pearce R., & Poland D.
Other Numbers3725

The Placing Task is a yearly challenge offered by the MediaEval Multimedia Benchmarking Initiative that requires participants to develop algorithms that automatically predict the geo-location of social media videos and images. We introduce a recent development of a new standardized web-scale geo-tagged dataset for Placing Task 2014, which contains 5.5 million photos and 35,000 videos. This standardized benchmark with a large persistent dataset allows research community to easily evaluate new algorithms and to analyze their performance with respect to the state-of-the-art approaches. We discuss the characteristics of this year's Placing Task along with the description of the new dataset components and how they were collected.


This work was partially supported by funding provided toICSI through National Science Foundation grant IIS : 1251276 ("BIGDATA: Small: DCM: DA: Collaborative Research:SMASH|Scalable Multimedia content AnalysiS in a High-level language"). Any opinions, findings, and conclusionsor recommendations expressed in this material are those ofthe authors or originators and do not necessarily re ect theviews of the National Science Foundation. Portions of thiswork were performed under the auspices of the U.S. Depart-ment of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratoryunder Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.

Bibliographic Notes

Proceedings of the Third ACM Multimedia Workshop on Geotagging and Its Applications in Multimedia, Orlando, Florida, pp. 27-31

Abbreviated Authors

J. Choi, B. Thomee, G. Friedland, L. Cao, K. Ni, D. Borth, B. Elizalde, L. Gottlieb, C. Carrano, R. Pearce, and D. Poland

ICSI Research Group

Audio and Multimedia

ICSI Publication Type

Article in conference proceedings