Unsupervised Learning and Segmentation of Complex Activities From Video

Fadime Sener, Angela Yao; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 8368-8376

Abstract


This paper presents a new method for unsupervised segmentation of complex activities from video into multiple steps, or sub-activities, without any textual input. We propose an iterative discriminative-generative approach which alternates between discriminatively learning the appearance of sub-activities from the videos' visual features to sub-activity labels and generatively modelling the temporal structure of sub-activities using a Generalized Mallows Model. In addition, we introduce a model for background to account for frames unrelated to the actual activities. Our approach is validated on the challenging Breakfast Actions and Inria Instructional Videos datasets and outperforms both unsupervised and weakly-supervised state of the art.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Sener_2018_CVPR,
author = {Sener, Fadime and Yao, Angela},
title = {Unsupervised Learning and Segmentation of Complex Activities From Video},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}