Face Recognition and Event Detection in Video: An Overview of PROVE-IT Projects
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This report gives an overview of the BIOM401 and BTS402 projects which took place from June 2011 to May 2013. The report summarizes the achievements, key outputs, and the main findings of each project. The appendices of this document include summary tables which are extracted from the main project reports.These projects measured the maturity levels of technologies enabling extraction of information from video footage, with BIOM401 focused on face recognition and BTS402 focused on event detection in video. The projects resulted in an increased capability to make recommendations and investment decisions for deployment or further research into these technologies, taking into account the difficulties present in different types of operational environments and the limitations of key functionalities in each of these settings. As secondary outputs, the projects produced technology demonstrations, refereed publications, and an alternative assessment scale in support of the main project findings. The outcomes of these projects should be meaningful for all who seek to effectively take action based on video information as events occur, or extract information and intelligence from the vast amounts of collected video footage.