Representing Pairwise Spatial and Temporal Relations for Action Recognition

Pyry Matikainen, Martial Hebert, and Rahul Sukthankar
European Conference on Computer Vision 2010 (ECCV 2010), October, 2010.


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Abstract
The popular bag-of-words paradigm for action recognition tasks is based on building histograms of quantized features, typically at the cost of discarding all information about relationships between them. However, although the bene cial nature of including these relationships seems obvious, in practice nding good representations for feature relationships in video is dicult. We propose a simple and computationally efficient method for expressing pairwise relationships between quantized features that combines the power of discriminative representations with key aspects of Nave Bayes. We demonstrate how our technique can augment both appearance- and motion-based features, and that it significantly improves performance on both types of features.

Keywords
action recognition, spatial relationships

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Text Reference
Pyry Matikainen, Martial Hebert, and Rahul Sukthankar, "Representing Pairwise Spatial and Temporal Relations for Action Recognition," European Conference on Computer Vision 2010 (ECCV 2010), October, 2010.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Matikainen_2010_6654,
   author = "Pyry Matikainen and Martial Hebert and Rahul Sukthankar",
   editor = "K. Daniilidis, P. Maragos, N. Paragios",
   title = "Representing Pairwise Spatial and Temporal Relations for Action Recognition",
   booktitle = "European Conference on Computer Vision 2010 (ECCV 2010)",
   month = "October",
   year = "2010",
}