Semi-Supervised Video Paragraph Grounding With Contrastive Encoder

Xun Jiang, Xing Xu, Jingran Zhang, Fumin Shen, Zuo Cao, Heng Tao Shen; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 2466-2475


Video events grounding aims at retrieving the most relevant moments from an untrimmed video in terms of a given natural language query. Most previous works focus on Video Sentence Grounding (VSG), which localizes the moment with a sentence query. Recently, researchers extended this task to Video Paragraph Grounding (VPG) by retrieving multiple events with a paragraph. However, we find the existing VPG methods may not perform well on context modeling and highly rely on video-paragraph annotations. To tackle this problem, we propose a novel VPG method termed Semi-supervised Video-Paragraph TRansformer (SVPTR), which can more effectively exploit contextual information in paragraphs and significantly reduce the dependency on annotated data. Our SVPTR method consists of two key components: (1) a base model VPTR that learns the video-paragraph alignment with contrastive encoders and tackles the lack of sentence-level contextual interactions and (2) a semi-supervised learning framework with multimodal feature perturbations that reduces the requirements of annotated training data. We evaluate our model on three widely-used video grounding datasets, i.e., ActivityNet-Caption, Charades-CD-OOD, and TACoS. The experimental results show that our SVPTR method establishes the new state-of-the-art performance on all datasets. Even under the conditions of fewer annotations, it can also achieve competitive results compared with recent VPG methods.

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@InProceedings{Jiang_2022_CVPR, author = {Jiang, Xun and Xu, Xing and Zhang, Jingran and Shen, Fumin and Cao, Zuo and Shen, Heng Tao}, title = {Semi-Supervised Video Paragraph Grounding With Contrastive Encoder}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {2466-2475} }