Consistency-Aware Graph Network for Human Interaction Understanding

Zhenhua Wang, Jiajun Meng, Dongyan Guo, Jianhua Zhang, Javen Qinfeng Shi, Shengyong Chen; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021, pp. 13369-13378


Compared with the progress made on human activity classification, much less success has been achieved on human interaction understanding (HIU). Apart from the latter task is much more challenging, the main cause is that recent approaches learn human interactive relations via shallow graphical models, which is inadequate to model complicated human interactions. In this paper, we propose a consistency-aware graph network, which combines the representative ability of graph network and the consistency-aware reasoning to facilitate the HIU task. Our network consists of three components, a backbone CNN to extract image features, a factor graph network to learn third-order interactive relations among participants, and a consistency-aware reasoning module to enforce labeling and grouping consistencies. Our key observation is that the consistency-aware-reasoning bias for HIU can be embedded into an energy function, minimizing which delivers consistent predictions. An efficient mean-field inference algorithm is proposed, such that all modules of our network could be trained jointly in an end-to-end manner. Experimental results show that our approach achieves leading performance on three benchmarks. Code will be publicly available.

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@InProceedings{Wang_2021_ICCV, author = {Wang, Zhenhua and Meng, Jiajun and Guo, Dongyan and Zhang, Jianhua and Shi, Javen Qinfeng and Chen, Shengyong}, title = {Consistency-Aware Graph Network for Human Interaction Understanding}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)}, month = {October}, year = {2021}, pages = {13369-13378} }