2012 Social Event Detection Dataset


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Total: 160000

HRC: 149


The dataset constitutes a challenging benchmark for methods that detect social events in large collections of multimedia items. More specifically, the dataset comprises more than 160 thousands of Flickr photos and their accompanying metadata, as well as a list of 149 manually selected and annotated target events, each of which is defined as a set of relevant photos. The paper also discusses the challenges defined as part of SED 2012, the data collection process, the dataset and its basic statistics, the ground truth creation and the suggested evaluation methodology.


The files are available for download via HTTP. Link: http://traces.cs.umass.edu/index.php/Mmsys/Mmsys Direct link to the files: Link: http://skuld.cs.umass.edu/traces/mmsys/2013/social2012/

References and Citation

Use of the datasets in published work should be acknowledged by a full citation to the paper [PSM13] at the MMSys conference (Proceedings of ACM MMSys 13, February 27 - March 1, 2013, Oslo, Norway).


  • PSM13: Symeon Papadopoulos, Emmanouil Schinas, Vasileios Mezaris, RaphaĆ«l Troncy, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, The 2012 Social Event Detection Dataset, Proceedings of the 4th ACM Multimedia Systems Conferen (MMSys), Oslo, Norway, USA, February 27 - March 1, 2013.