Skeleton-Based Action Recognition with Spatial Reasoning and Temporal Stack Learning

Chenyang Si, Ya Jing, Wei Wang, Liang Wang, Tieniu Tan ; The European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 103-118


Skeleton-based action recognition has made great progress recently, but many problems still remain unsolved. For example, the representations of skeleton sequences captured by most of the previous methods lack spatial structure information and detailed temporal dynamics features. In this paper, we propose a novel model with spatial reasoning and temporal stack learning (SR-TSL) for skeleton-based action recognition, which consists of a spatial reasoning network (SRN) and a temporal stack learning network (TSLN). The SRN can capture the high-level spatial structural information within each frame by a residual graph neural network, while the TSLN can model the detailed temporal dynamics of skeleton sequences by a composition of multiple skip-clip LSTMs. During training, we propose a clip-based incremental loss to optimize the model. We perform extensive experiments on the SYSU 3D Human-Object Interaction dataset and NTU RGB+D dataset and verify the effectiveness of each network of our model. The comparison results illustrate that our approach achieves much better results than the state-of-the-art methods.

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author = {Si, Chenyang and Jing, Ya and Wang, Wei and Wang, Liang and Tan, Tieniu},
title = {Skeleton-Based Action Recognition with Spatial Reasoning and Temporal Stack Learning},
booktitle = {The European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}