MS-TCT: Multi-Scale Temporal ConvTransformer for Action Detection

Rui Dai, Srijan Das, Kumara Kahatapitiya, Michael S. Ryoo, François Brémond; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 20041-20051


Action detection is an essential and challenging task, especially for densely labelled datasets of untrimmed videos. The temporal relation is complex in those datasets, including challenges like composite action, and co-occurring action. For detecting actions in those complex videos, efficiently capturing both short-term and long-term temporal information in the video is critical. To this end, we propose a novel ConvTransformer network for action detection. This network comprises three main components: (1) Temporal Encoder module extensively explores global and local temporal relations at multiple temporal resolutions. (2) Temporal Scale Mixer module effectively fuses the multi-scale features to have a unified feature representation. (3) Classification module is used to learn the instance center-relative position and predict the frame-level classification scores. The extensive experiments on multiple datasets, including Charades, TSU and MultiTHUMOS, confirm the effectiveness of our proposed method. Our network outperforms the state-of-the-art methods on all the three datasets.

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@InProceedings{Dai_2022_CVPR, author = {Dai, Rui and Das, Srijan and Kahatapitiya, Kumara and Ryoo, Michael S. and Br\'emond, Fran\c{c}ois}, title = {MS-TCT: Multi-Scale Temporal ConvTransformer for Action Detection}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {20041-20051} }