Videos as Space-Time Region Graphs

Xiaolong Wang, Abhinav Gupta; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 399-417


How do humans recognize the action "opening a book"? We argue that there are two important cues: modeling temporal shape dynamics and modeling functional relationships between humans and objects. In this paper, we propose to represent videos as space-time region graphs which capture these two important cues. Our graph nodes are defined by the object region proposals from different frames in a long range video. These nodes are connected by two types of relations: (i) similarity relations capturing the long range dependencies between correlated objects and (ii) spatial-temporal relations capturing the interactions between nearby objects. We perform reasoning on this graph representation via Graph Convolutional Networks. We achieve state-of-the-art results on the Charades and Something-Something datasets. Especially for Charades with complex environments, we obtain a huge 4.4% gain when our model is applied in complex environments.

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author = {Wang, Xiaolong and Gupta, Abhinav},
title = {Videos as Space-Time Region Graphs},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}