Joint Action Recognition and Pose Estimation From Video

Bruce Xiaohan Nie, Caiming Xiong, Song-Chun Zhu; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015, pp. 1293-1301

Abstract


Action recognition and pose estimation from video are closely related tasks for understanding human motion, most methods, however, learn separate models and combine them sequentially. In this paper, we propose a framework to integrate training and testing of the two tasks. A spatial- temporal And-Or graph model is introduced to represent action at three scales. Specifically the action is decomposed into poses which are further divided to mid-level ST-parts and then parts. The hierarchical structure of our model captures the geometric and appearance variations of pose at each frame and lateral connections between ST-parts at adjacent frames capture the action-specific motion information. The model parameters for three scales are learned discriminatively, and action labels and poses are efficiently inferred by dynamic programming. Experiments demonstrate that our approach achieves state-of-art accuracy in action recognition while also improving pose estimation.

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@InProceedings{Nie_2015_CVPR,
author = {Xiaohan Nie, Bruce and Xiong, Caiming and Zhu, Song-Chun},
title = {Joint Action Recognition and Pose Estimation From Video},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2015}
}