Learning Latent Super-Events to Detect Multiple Activities in Videos

AJ Piergiovanni, Michael S. Ryoo; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 5304-5313

Abstract


In this paper, we introduce the concept of learning latent super-events from activity videos, and present how it benefits activity detection in continuous videos. We define a super-event as a set of multiple events occurring together in videos with a particular temporal organization; it is the opposite concept of sub-events. Real-world videos contain multiple activities and are rarely segmented (e.g., surveillance videos), and learning latent super-events allows the model to capture how the events are temporally related in videos. We design emph{temporal structure filters} that enable the model to focus on particular sub-intervals of the videos, and use them together with a soft attention mechanism to learn representations of latent super-events. Super-event representations are combined with per-frame or per-segment CNNs to provide frame-level annotations. Our approach is designed to be fully differentiable, enabling end-to-end learning of latent super-event representations jointly with the activity detector using them. Our experiments with multiple public video datasets confirm that the proposed concept of latent super-event learning significantly benefits activity detection, advancing the state-of-the-arts.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Piergiovanni_2018_CVPR,
author = {Piergiovanni, AJ and Ryoo, Michael S.},
title = {Learning Latent Super-Events to Detect Multiple Activities in Videos},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}