vCLIMB: A Novel Video Class Incremental Learning Benchmark

Andrés Villa, Kumail Alhamoud, Victor Escorcia, Fabian Caba, Juan León Alcázar, Bernard Ghanem; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 19035-19044


Continual learning (CL) is under-explored in the video domain. The few existing works contain splits with imbalanced class distributions over the tasks, or study the problem in unsuitable datasets. We introduce vCLIMB, a novel video continual learning benchmark. vCLIMB is a standardized test-bed to analyze catastrophic forgetting of deep models in video continual learning. In contrast to previous work, we focus on class incremental continual learning with models trained on a sequence of disjoint tasks, and distribute the number of classes uniformly across the tasks. We perform in-depth evaluations of existing CL methods in vCLIMB, and observe two unique challenges in video data. The selection of instances to store in episodic memory is performed at the frame level. Second, untrimmed training data influences the effectiveness of frame sampling strategies. We address these two challenges by proposing a temporal consistency regularization that can be applied on top of memory-based continual learning methods. Our approach significantly improves the baseline, by up to 24% on the untrimmed continual learning task. The code of our benchmark can be found at:

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@InProceedings{Villa_2022_CVPR, author = {Villa, Andr\'es and Alhamoud, Kumail and Escorcia, Victor and Caba, Fabian and Alc\'azar, Juan Le\'on and Ghanem, Bernard}, title = {vCLIMB: A Novel Video Class Incremental Learning Benchmark}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {19035-19044} }