Rapid-Serial-Visual-Processing Interfaces for Video Search

During my summer internship at FXPAL in California, I was part of a team that designed and developed a Rapid-Serial-Visual-Processing (RSVP) interface for search and retrieval of video clips. The proof-of-concept application for the work was NIST‘s TRECVID (Digital Video Retrieval) competition. This interface and interaction paradigm is based on characteristics of human perception and visual search strategies. The RSVP interface presents imagery rapidly and automatically to a user with a specific information need, and provides fine-grain controls that the user manually activates when search target(s) are near.

A CSCW 2008 paper by the FXPAL team can be found here, and you can also check out the TRECVID report:

  • Adcock, J., Pickens, J., Cooper, M., Anthony, L., Chen, F., and Qvarfordt, P. 2008. FXPAL Interactive Search Experiments for TRECVID 2007. Proceedings of the NIST TRECVID 2007 Workshop, 1 Mar 2008. [pdf]

last revised 04/24/2012

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