Cathal Gurrin

Cathal Gurrin
Dublin City University | DCU · School of Computing

Doctor of Philosophy

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October 2001 - October 2015
Dublin City University
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Stress is a complex issue with wide ranging physical and psychological impacts on human daily performance. Specifically, acute stress detection is becoming a valuable application in contextual human understanding. Two common approaches to training a stress detection model are subject-dependent and subject-independent training method. Although subje...
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For the fifth time since 2018, the Lifelog Search Challenge (LSC) facilitated a benchmarking exercise to compare interactive search systems designed for multimodal lifelogs. LSC'22 attracted nine participating research groups who developed interactive lifelog retrieval systems enabling fast and effective access to lifelogs. The systems competed in...
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NTCIR-16 saw the fourth edition of the Lifelog task, which aimed to foster comparative benchmarking of approaches to automatic and interactive information retrieval from multimodal lifelog archives. In this paper, we describe the test collection employed, along with the tasks, the submissions and the findings from this NTCIR16 Lifelog-4 LEST sub-ta...
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We have witnessed the rise of cross-data against multimodal data problems recently. The cross-modal retrieval system uses a textual query to look for images; the air quality index can be predicted using lifelogging images; the congestion can be predicted using weather and tweets data; daily exercises and meals can help to predict the sleeping quali...
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Stress is a complex issue with wide-ranging physical and psychological impacts on human daily performance. Specifically, acute stress detection is becoming a valuable application in contextual human understanding. Two common approaches to training a stress detection model are subject-dependent and subject-independent training methods. Although subj...
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The Video Browser Showdown addresses difficult video search challenges through an annual interactive evaluation campaign attracting research teams focusing on interactive video retrieval. The campaign aims to provide insights into the performance of participating interactive video retrieval systems, tested by selected search tasks on large video co...
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In the last decade, user-centric video search competitions have facilitated the evolution of interactive video search systems. So far, these competitions focused on a small number of search task categories, with few attempts to change task category configurations. Based on our extensive experience with interactive video search contests, we have ana...
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Conventional approaches to image-text retrieval mainly focus on indexing visual objects appearing in pictures but ignore the interactions between these objects. Such objects occurrences and interactions are equivalently useful and important in this field as they are usually mentioned in the text. Scene graph presentation is a suitable method for th...
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Identifying stress level can provide valuable data for mental health analytics as well as labels for annotation systems. Although much research has been conducted into stress detection models using heart rate variability at a higher cost of data collection, there is a lack of research on the potential of using low-resolution Electrodermal Activity...
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Identifying stress levels can provide valuable data for mental health analytics as well as labels for annotation systems. Although much research has been conducted into stress detection models using heart rate variability at a higher cost of data collection, there is a lack of research on the potential of using low-resolution Electrodermal Activity...
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The Lifelog Search Challenge (LSC) is an annual benchmarking challenge for comparing approaches to interactive retrieval from multi-modal lifelogs. LSC'21, the fourth challenge, attracted sixteen participants, each of which had developed interactive retrieval systems for large multimodal lifelogs. These interactive retrieval systems participated in...
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Comprehensive and fair performance evaluation of information retrieval systems represents an essential task for the current information age. Whereas Cranfield-based evaluations with benchmark datasets support development of retrieval models, significant evaluation efforts are required also for user-oriented systems that try to boost performance wit...
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Conventional approaches to image-text retrieval mainly focus on indexing visual objects appearing in pictures but ignore the interactions between these objects. Such objects occurrences and interactions are equivalently useful and important in this field as they are usually mentioned in the text. Scene graph presentation is a suitable method for th...
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Autism specific transition resources (T-Res) aims to develop a flexible resource package to support children and young people with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as their families and educators, during the loosening and/or lifting of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related restrictions on movement. A secondary aim is to...
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Understanding the relationship between objects in an image is an important challenge because it can help to describe actions in the image. In this paper, a graphical data structure, named “Scene Graph”, is utilized to represent an encoded informative visual relationship graph for an image, which we suggest has a wide range of potential applications...
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The Video Browser Showdown (VBS) is an annual competition in which each participant prepares an interactive video retrieval system and partakes in a live comparative evaluation at the annual MMM Conference. In this paper, we introduce Eolas, which is a prototype video/image retrieval system incorporating a novel virtual reality (VR) interface. For...
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Lifelogging can be described as the process by which individuals use various software and hardware devices to gather large archives of multimodal personal data from multiple sources and store them in a personal data archive, called a lifelog. The Lifelog task at NTCIR was a comparative benchmarking exercise with the aim of encouraging research into...
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MART (Micro-activity Retrieval Task) was a NTCIR-15 collaborative benchmarking pilot task. The NTCIR-15 MART pilot aimed to motivate the development of irst generation techniques for high-precision micro-activity detection and retrieval, to support the identiication and retrieval of activities that occur over short time-scales such as minutes, rath...
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This paper presents an overview of the ImageCLEF 2020 lab that was organized as part of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum - CLEF Labs 2020. ImageCLEF is an ongoing evaluation initiative (first run in 2003) that promotes the evaluation of technologies for annotation, indexing and retrieval of visual data with the aim of providing infor...
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Information retrieval and multimedia content access have a long history of comparative evaluation, and many of the advances in the area over the past decade can be attributed to the availability of open datasets that support comparative and repeatable experimentation. Hence, sharing data and code to allow other researchers to replicate research res...
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This paper presents an overview of the ImageCLEF 2020 lab that was organized as part of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum-CLEF Labs 2020. ImageCLEF is an ongoing evaluation initiative (first run in 2003) that promotes the evaluation of technologies for annotation, indexing and retrieval of visual data with the aim of providing informa...
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Purpose The continuous advancements in wearable sensing technologies enable the easy collection and publishing of visual lifelog data. The widespread adaptation of visual lifelog technologies would have the potential to pose challenges for ensuring the personal privacy of subjects and bystanders in lifelog data. This paper presents preliminary find...
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With the rapid growth of users' data in SaaS (Software-as-a-service) platforms using micro-services, it becomes essential to detect duplicated entities for ensuring the integrity and consistency of data in many companies and businesses (primarily multinational corporations). Due to the large volume of databases today, the expected duplicate detecti...
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This paper presents an overview of the 2020 ImageCLEF lab that will be organized as part of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum—CLEF Labs 2020 in Thessaloniki, Greece. ImageCLEF is an ongoing evaluation initiative (run since 2003) that promotes the evaluation of technologies for annotation, indexing and retrieval of visual data with the...
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This paper presents an overview of the 2020 ImageCLEF lab that will be organized as part of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum-CLEF Labs 2020 in Thessaloniki, Greece. ImageCLEF is an ongoing evaluation initiative (run since 2003) that promotes the evaluation of technologies for annotation, indexing and retrieval of visual data with the...
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Purpose: This paper provides an overview of the special issue on lifelogging behaviour and practice. Lifelogging refers to the automatic capturing and recording of one's life activities, e.g., using mobile Apps, Wearable devices and sensor platforms. Societal Implications: Given the increased uptake of lifelogging devices, lifelogging is becoming a...
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There is a growing interest in utilising novel signal sources such as EEG (Electroencephalography) in multimedia research. When using such signals, subtle limitations are often not readily apparent without significant domain expertise. Multimedia research outputs incorporating EEG signals can fail to be replicated when only minor modifications have...
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While vast volumes of personal data are being gathered daily by individuals, the MMM community has not really been tackling the challenge of developing novel retrieval algorithms for this data, due to the challenges of getting access to the data in the first place. While initial efforts have taken place on a small scale, it is our conjecture that a...
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Continuous media capture via a wearable devices is currently one of the most popular methods to establish a comprehensive record of the entirety of an individual’s life experience, referred to in the research community as a lifelog. These vast multimodal corpora include visual and other sensor data and are enriched by content analysis, to generate...
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This paper describes the work of DCU research team in collaboration with University of Science, Vietnam, and University of Bergen, Norway at the Lifelog task of NTCIR-14. In this paper, a new interactive retrieval engine is described that supports faceted retrieval and we present the results of an initial experiment with four users. Following this...
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Lifelogging refers to the process of digitally capturing a continuous and detailed trace of life activities in a passive manner. In order to assist the research community to make progress in the organisation and retrieval of data from lifelog archives, a lifelog task was organised at NTCIR since edition 12. Lifelog-3 was the third running of the li...
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This paper provides a description of the MediaEval 2019 "Multi-modal personal health lifelog data analysis". The purpose of this task is to develop approaches that process the environment data to obtain insights about personal wellbeing. Establishing the association between people's wellbeing and properties of the surrounding environment which is v...
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The multimedia and multi-modal community is witnessing an explosive transformation in the recent years with major societal impact. With the unprecedented deployment of multimedia devices and systems, multimedia research is critical to our abilities and prospects in advancing state-of-the-art technologies and solving real-world challenges facing the...
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While vast volumes of personal data are being gathered daily by individuals, the MMM community has not really been tackling the challenge of developing novel retrieval algorithms for this data, due to the challenges of getting access to the data in the first place. While initial efforts have taken place on a small scale, it is our conjecture that a...
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Lifelog-3 was the third instance of the lifelog task at NTCIR. At NTCIR-14, the Lifelog-3 task explored three different lifelog data access related challenges, the search challenge, the annotation challenge and the insights challenge. In this paper we review the activities of participating teams who took part in the challenges and we suggest next s...
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This paper presents an overview of the ImageCLEF 2019 lab, organized as part of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum - CLEF Labs 2019. ImageCLEF is an ongoing evaluation initiative (started in 2003) that promotes the evaluation of technologies for annotation, indexing and retrieval of visual data with the aim of providing information acc...
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This paper describes ImageCLEFlifelog 2019, the third edition of the Lifelog task. In this edition, the task was composed of two subtasks (challenges): the Lifelog Moments Retrieval (LMRT) challenge that followed the same format as in the previous edition, and the Solve My Life Puzzle (Puzzle), a brand new task that focused on rearranging lifelog m...
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Lifelog-3 was the third instance of the lifelog task at NTCIR. At NTCIR-14, the Lifelog-3 task explored three different lifelog data access related challenges, the search challenge, the annotation challenge and the insights challenge. In this paper we review the activities of participating teams who took part in the challenges and we suggest next s...
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With the appearance of many wearable devices like smartwatches, recording glasses (such as Google glass), smart phones, digital personal profiles have become more readily available nowadays. However, searching and navigating these multi-source, multi-modal, and often unstructured data to extract useful information is still a relatively challenging...
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We present a tutorial focusing on video retrieval tasks, where state-of-the-art deep learning approaches still benefit from interactive decisions of users. The tutorial covers general introduction to the interactive video retrieval research area, state-of-the-art video retrieval systems, evaluation campaigns and recently observed results. Moreover,...
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In this paper we present a first version of the LifeSeeker interactive lifelog retrieval engine that is under development at Dublin City University. This retrieval engine has been designed as a platform onto which future lifelog annotation and retrieval engines will be built. The first implementation of LifeSeeker has been designed for the LSC'19 c...
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This paper presents an overview of the foreseen ImageCLEF 2019 lab that will be organized as part of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum - CLEF Labs 2019. ImageCLEF is an ongoing evaluation initiative (started in 2003) that promotes the evaluation of technologies for annotation, indexing and retrieval of visual data with the aim of prov...