Multi-Perspective LSTM for Joint Visual Representation Learning

Alireza Sepas-Moghaddam, Fernando Pereira, Paulo Lobato Correia, Ali Etemad; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2021, pp. 16540-16548


We present a novel LSTM cell architecture capable of learning both intra- and inter-perspective relationships available in visual sequences captured from multiple perspectives. Our architecture adopts a novel recurrent joint learning strategy that uses additional gates and memories at the cell level. We demonstrate that by using the proposed cell to create a network, more effective and richer visual representations are learned for recognition tasks. We validate the performance of our proposed architecture in the context of two multi-perspective visual recognition tasks namely lip reading and face recognition. Three relevant datasets are considered and the results are compared against fusion strategies, other existing multi-input LSTM architectures, and alternative recognition solutions. The experiments show the superior performance of our solution over the considered benchmarks, both in terms of recognition accuracy and complexity. We make our code publicly available at:

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@InProceedings{Sepas-Moghaddam_2021_CVPR, author = {Sepas-Moghaddam, Alireza and Pereira, Fernando and Correia, Paulo Lobato and Etemad, Ali}, title = {Multi-Perspective LSTM for Joint Visual Representation Learning}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2021}, pages = {16540-16548} }