VIDI: A Video Dataset of Incidents

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Sesver D., Gencoglu A. E., Yildiz C. E., Gunindi Z., Habibi F., Yazici Z. A., ...More

14th IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Workshop (IVMSP), Nafplio, Greece, 26 - 29 June 2022 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ivmsp54334.2022.9816319
  • City: Nafplio
  • Country: Greece
  • Keywords: Video processing, video incidents dataset, incident classification
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Automatic detection of natural disasters and incidents has become more important as a tool for fast response. There have been many studies to detect incidents using still images and text. However, the number of approaches that exploit temporal information is rather limited. One of the main reasons for this is that a diverse video dataset with various incident types does not exist. To address this need, in this paper we present a video dataset - Video Dataset of Incidents, VIDI - that contains 4,534 video clips corresponding to 43 incident categories. Each incident class has around 100 videos with a duration of ten seconds on average. To increase diversity, the videos have been searched in several languages. To assess the performance of the recent state-of-the-art approaches, Vision Transformer and TimeSformer, as well as to explore the contribution of video-based information for incident classification, we performed benchmark experiments on the VIDI and Incidents Dataset. We have shown that the recent methods improve the incident classification accuracy. We have found that employing video data is very beneficial for the task. By using the video data, the top-1 accuracy is increased to 76.56% from 67.37%, which was obtained using a single frame. VIDI will be made publicly available.