Multi-query Video Retrieval

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Retrieving target videos based on text descriptions is a task of great practical value and has received increasing attention over the past few years. Despite recent progress, imperfect annotations in existing video retrieval datasets have posed significant challenges on model evaluation and development. In this paper, we tackle this issue by focusing on the less-studied setting of multi-query video retrieval, where multiple descriptions are provided to the model for searching over the video archive. We first show that multi-query retrieval task effectively mitigates the dataset noise introduced by imperfect annotations and better correlates with human judgement on evaluating retrieval abilities of current models. We then investigate several methods which leverage multiple queries at training time, and demonstrate that the multi-query inspired training can lead to superior performance and better generalization. We hope further investigation in this direction can bring new insights on building systems that perform better in real-world video retrieval applications (Code is available at ).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2022 - 17th European Conference, Proceedings
EditorsShai Avidan, Gabriel Brostow, Moustapha Cissé, Giovanni Maria Farinella, Tal Hassner
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783031197802
StatePublished - 2022
Event17th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2022 - Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: Oct 23 2022Oct 27 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13674 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2022
CityTel Aviv

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


  • Evaluation
  • Multi-query
  • Video retrieval


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