Improving Human Action Recognition by Non-Action Classification

Yang Wang, Minh Hoai; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016, pp. 2698-2707

Abstract


In this paper we consider the task of recognizing human actions in realistic video where human actions are dominated by irrelevant factors. We first study the benefits of removing non-action video segments, which are the ones that do not portray any human action. We then learn a non-action classifier and use it to down-weight irrelevant video segments. The non-action classifier is trained using ActionThread, a dataset with shot-level annotation for the occurrence or absence of a human action. The non-action classifier can be used to identify non-action shots with high precision and subsequently used to improve the performance of action recognition systems.

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@InProceedings{Wang_2016_CVPR,
author = {Wang, Yang and Hoai, Minh},
title = {Improving Human Action Recognition by Non-Action Classification},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2016}
}