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Violent Scenes Dataset Release Agreement

The scene selection you are about to download, in case you agree with these Terms of use, may not be suitable for children. Some of the scenes are taken from extremely violent movies.

In the following we will refer to the Violent Scenes Dataset as VSD dataset.

The goal of the VSD dataset is to develop new techniques, technology, and algorithms for the automatic detection of violent scenes in movies.

The VSD dataset was produced in three steps leading to two different sub sets: the 2012 subset and the 2013-2014 subset.

The 2012 subset consists in the annotations of:

  • the high level audio and video concepts and the violent scenes according to the objective definition for the following movies:
    Léon, Reservoir Dogs, Armageddon, I am Legend, Saving Private Ryan, Eragon, Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix, Billy Elliot, Pirates of the Caribbean – the curse of the black pearl, The Sixth Sense, The Wicker Man, Midnight Express, Kill Bill, The Wizard of Oz, The Bourne Identity.
  • the violent scenes according to the objective definition for the following movies:
    Dead Poets Society, Fight Club, Independence Day.

The 2013-2014 subset consists in the annotation of:

  • the high level audio and video concepts for the following movies:
    Dead Poets Society, Fight Club, Independence Day.
  • the violent scenes according to the objective definition for the following movies:
    Fantastic Four 1, Fargo, Forrest Gump, Legally Blond, Pulp Fiction, The God Father 1, The Pianist .
  • the violent scenes according to the subjective definition for all the following movies:
    Léon, Reservoir Dogs, Armageddon, I am Legend, Saving Private Ryan, Eragon, Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix, Billy Elliot, Pirates of the Caribbean – the curse of the black pearl, The Sixth Sense, The Wicker Man, Midnight Express, Kill Bill, The Wizard of Oz, The Bourne Identity, Dead Poets Society, Fight Club, Independence Day, Fantastic Four 1, Fargo, Forrest Gump, Legally Blond, Pulp Fiction, The God Father 1, The Pianist, 8 Mile, Braveheart, Desperado, Ghost in the Shell, Jumanji, Terminator 2, V for Vendetta.
  • the violent scenes according to the subjective definition for 86 short web videos.

The 2014 subset part contains also standard audio and video features.

Technicolor has copyright and all rights of authorship on the 2012 data, whereas the Fudan University and the Ho Chi Minh University of Science share the copyright and all rights of authorship on the 2013-2014 data. Technicolor is the principal distributor of the VSD dataset. 

Release of the dataset

To advance the state-of-the-art in violent scenes detection, the VSD dataset is made available to the researcher community for scientific research only.  All other uses of the VSD dataset will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To receive a copy of the VSD dataset, the requestor must agree to observe all of these Terms of use.

Consent

The researcher(s) agrees to the following restrictions on the VSD dataset:

1. Redistribution: Without prior written approval from Technicolor,  the 2012 part of the VSD dataset,  in whole or in part, shall not be further distributed, published, copied, or disseminated in any way or form whatsoever, whether for profit or not. For the avoidance of any doubt, this prohibition includes further distributing, copying or disseminating to a different facility or organizational unit in the requesting university, organization, or company.

2. Modification and Non Commercial Use: Without prior written approval from Technicolor, the 2012 part of the VSD dataset, in whole or in part, may not be modified or used for commercial purposes. Modification is allowed for scientific research purposes only. It would be highly appreciated if the modified VSD dataset was shared with Technicolor, at this address: vsdmanagement@technicolor.com.

3. Publication Requirements: In no case should the still frames or videos be used in any way that could directly or indirectly harm Technicolor, the Fudan University or the Ho Chi Minh University of Science.  Technicolor, the Fudan University or the Ho Chi Minh University of Science permit publication (paper or web-based) of the data for scientific purposes only. Any other publication without scientific and academic value is strictly prohibited.

4. Citation/Reference: All documents and papers that report on research that uses the VSD dataset must acknowledge the use of the dataset by including an appropriate citation to the followings:

  • C.H. DemartyC. Penet, M. Soleymani, G. Gravier. VSD, a public dataset for the detection of violent scenes in movies: design, annotation, analysis and evaluation. In Multimedia Tools and Applications, May 2014.
  • C.H. Demarty, B. Ionescu, Y.G. Jiang, and C.Penet. Benchmarking Violent Scenes Detection in movies. In Proceedings of the 2014 12th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), 2014.
  • M. Sjöberg, B. Ionescu, Y.G. Jiang, V.L. Quang, M. Schedl and C.H. Demarty. The MediaEval 2014 Affect Task: Violent Scenes Detection. In Working Notes Proceedings of the MediaEval 2014 Workshop, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
  • C.H. Demarty, C. Penet, G. Gravier and M.Soleymani. A benchmarking campaign for the multimodal detection of violent scenes in movies. In Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Computer Vision – Volume Part III (ECCV’12), Andrea Fusiello, Vittorio Murino, and Rita Cucchiara (Eds), Col. Part III. Springer Verlag, Berlin.

5. No Warranty: THE PROVIDER OF THE DATA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND EXTENDS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.  THERE ARE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THAT THE USE OF THE MATERIAL WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, OR OTHER PRO- PRIETARY RIGHTS.

The Principal Investigators can be contacted via email.