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Google Unveils YouTube-8M, A Research Database Of 8 Million Videos To Help Improve Search

In the same vein as ImageNet -- a massive trove of categorized images utilized by researchers to improve machine learning, image understanding, and search functionalities across the web -- Google says that it is now looking to create a similar database for videos. On its Research Blog yesterday, the search giant announced the release of YouTube-8M, a database of 8 million YouTube videos -- comprising over 500,000 hours of video -- that can be used for video analysis, and thereby to help improve video search and discovery across the web.
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