Grouped Spatial-Temporal Aggregation for Efficient Action Recognition

Chenxu Luo, Alan L. Yuille; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 5512-5521

Abstract


Temporal reasoning is an important aspect of video analysis. 3D CNN shows good performance by exploring spatial-temporal features jointly in an unconstrained way, but it also increases the computational cost a lot. Previous works try to reduce the complexity by decoupling the spatial and temporal filters. In this paper, we propose a novel decomposition method that decomposes the feature channels into spatial and temporal groups in parallel. This decomposition can make two groups focus on static and dynamic cues separately. We call this grouped spatial-temporal aggregation (GST). This decomposition is more parameter-efficient and enables us to quantitatively analyze the contributions of spatial and temporal features in different layers. We verify our model on several action recognition tasks that require temporal reasoning and show its effectiveness.

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@InProceedings{Luo_2019_ICCV,
author = {Luo, Chenxu and Yuille, Alan L.},
title = {Grouped Spatial-Temporal Aggregation for Efficient Action Recognition},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}
}