Convolutional Two-Stream Network Fusion for Video Action Recognition

Christoph Feichtenhofer, Axel Pinz, Andrew Zisserman; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016, pp. 1933-1941


Recent applications of Convolutional Neural Networks (ConvNets) for human action recognition in videos have proposed different solutions for incorporating the appearance and motion information. We study a number of ways of fusing ConvNet towers both spatially and temporally in order to best take advantage of this spatio-temporal information. We make the following findings: (i) that rather than fusing at the softmax layer, a spatial and temporal network can be fused at a convolution layer without loss of performance, but with a substantial saving in parameters; (ii) that it is better to fuse such networks spatially at the last convolutional layer than earlier, and that additionally fusing at the class prediction layer can boost accuracy; finally (iii) that pooling of abstract convolutional features over spatiotemporal neighbourhoods further boosts performance. Based on these studies we propose a new ConvNet architecture for spatiotemporal fusion of video snippets, and evaluate its performance on standard benchmarks where this architecture achieves state-of-the-art results.

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author = {Feichtenhofer, Christoph and Pinz, Axel and Zisserman, Andrew},
title = {Convolutional Two-Stream Network Fusion for Video Action Recognition},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2016}