Self-Supervised Learning for Semi-Supervised Temporal Action Proposal

Xiang Wang, Shiwei Zhang, Zhiwu Qing, Yuanjie Shao, Changxin Gao, Nong Sang; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2021, pp. 1905-1914


Self-supervised learning presents a remarkable performance to utilize unlabeled data for various video tasks. In this paper, we focus on applying the power of self-supervised methods to improve semi-supervised action proposal generation. Particularly, we design a Self-supervised Semi-supervised Temporal Action Proposal (SSTAP) framework. The SSTAP contains two crucial branches, i.e., temporal-aware semi-supervised branch and relation-aware self-supervised branch. The semi-supervised branch improves the proposal model by introducing two temporal perturbations, i.e., temporal feature shift and temporal feature flip, in the mean teacher framework. The self-supervised branch defines two pretext tasks, including masked feature reconstruction and clip-order prediction, to learn the relation of temporal clues. By this means, SSTAP can better explore unlabeled videos, and improve the discriminative abilities of learned action features. We extensively evaluate the proposed SSTAP on THUMOS14 and ActivityNet v1.3 datasets. The experimental results demonstrate that SSTAP significantly outperforms state-of-the-art semi-supervised methods and even matches fully-supervised methods. The code will be released once this paper is accepted.

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@InProceedings{Wang_2021_CVPR, author = {Wang, Xiang and Zhang, Shiwei and Qing, Zhiwu and Shao, Yuanjie and Gao, Changxin and Sang, Nong}, title = {Self-Supervised Learning for Semi-Supervised Temporal Action Proposal}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2021}, pages = {1905-1914} }