Multiple Granularity Analysis for Fine-grained Action Detection

Bingbing Ni, Vignesh R. Paramathayalan, Pierre Moulin; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 756-763

Abstract


We propose to decompose the fine-grained human activity analysis problem into two sequential tasks with increasing granularity. Firstly, we infer the coarse interaction status, i.e., which object is being manipulated and where it is. Knowing that the major challenge is frequent mutual occlusions during manipulation, we propose an "interaction tracking" framework in which hand/object position and interaction status are jointly tracked by explicitly modeling the contextual information between mutual occlusion and interaction status. Secondly, the inferred hand/object position and interaction status are utilized to provide 1) more compact feature pooling by effectively pruning large number of motion features from irrelevant spatio-temporal positions and 2) discriminative action detection by a granularity fusion strategy. Comprehensive experiments on two challenging fine-grained activity datasets (i.e., cooking action) show that the proposed framework achieves high accuracy/robustness in tracking multiple mutually occluded hands/objects during manipulation as well as significant performance improvement on fine-grained action detection over state-of-the-art methods.

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@InProceedings{Ni_2014_CVPR,
author = {Ni, Bingbing and Paramathayalan, Vignesh R. and Moulin, Pierre},
title = {Multiple Granularity Analysis for Fine-grained Action Detection},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}
}