A Survey on Event/Action Detection and Recognition

Our paper “Event detection and recognition for semantic annotation of video” was accepted for publication by Springer International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP) in the special issue “Survey papers in Multimedia by World Experts”. The paper is available online.

In this paper we survey the field of event recognition, from interest point detectors and descriptors, to event modelling techniques and knowledge management technologies. We provide an overview of the methods, categorising them according to video production methods and video domains, and according to types of events and actions that are typical of these domains.