Hierarchical Union-of-Subspaces Model for Human Activity Summarization

Tong Wu, Prudhvi Gurram, Raghuveer M. Rao, Waheed U. Bajwa; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops, 2015, pp. 1-9


A hierarchical union-of-subspaces model is proposed for performing semi-supervised human activity summarization in large streams of video data. The union of low-dimensional subspaces model is used to learn meaningful action attributes from a collection of high-dimensional video sequences of human activities. An approach called hierarchical sparse subspace clustering (HSSC) is developed to learn this model from the data in an unsupervised manner by capturing the variations or movements of each action in different subspaces, which allow the human actions to be represented as sequences of transitions from one subspace to another. These transition sequences can be used for human action recognition. The action attributes can also be represented at multiple resolutions using the subspaces at different levels of the hierarchical structure. By visualizing and labeling these action attributes, the hierarchical model can be used to semantically summarize long video sequences of human actions at different scales. The effectiveness of the proposed model is demonstrated through experiments on three real-world human action datasets for action recognition and semantic summarization of the actions using different resolutions of the action attributes.

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author = {Wu, Tong and Gurram, Prudhvi and Rao, Raghuveer M. and Bajwa, Waheed U.},
title = {Hierarchical Union-of-Subspaces Model for Human Activity Summarization},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops},
month = {December},
year = {2015}