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Best Paper Prize

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Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
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The Niwa-Takayanagi Best Paper Prize is awarded by the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (ITE) in Japan to those who have made outstanding achievements in the field of video information media and in promoting basic research in this field.he 57th Niwa-Takayanagi award is given to George Awad (Dakota Consulting, Inc; NIST), Cees G.M Snoek (University of Amsterdam), Alan F. Smeaton (Insight, Dublin City University) and Georges Quénot (Univ. Grenoble Alpes) for their paper entitled "TRECVid Semantic Indexing: a 6-Year Retrospective”, published in 2016. The paper describes progress made in the annual TRECVid benchmarking activity, which the paper authors coordinate and which Alan Smeaton co-founded, in automatically analysing video and describing its content.