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2016 13th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) (2016)
Victoria, BC, Canada
June 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-5090-2492-6
pp: 148-155
Abstract Action recognition in still images has seen major improvement in recent years due to advances in human pose estimation, object recognition and stronger feature representations produced by deep neural networks. However, there are still many cases in which performance remains far from that of humans. A major difficulty arises in distinguishing between transitive actions in which the overall actor pose is similar, and recognition therefore depends on details of the grasp and the object, which may be largely occluded. In this paper we demonstrate how recognition is improved by obtaining precise localization of the action-object and consequently extracting details of the object shape together with the actor-object interaction. To obtain exact localization of the action object and its interaction with the actor, we employ a coarse-to-fine approach which combines semantic segmentation and contextual features, in successive stages. We focus on (but are not limited) to face-related actions, a set of actions that includes several currently challenging categories. We present an average relative improvement of 35% over state-of-the art and validate through experimentation the effectiveness of our approach.
Feature extraction, Image recognition, Pose estimation, Semantics, Detectors, Writing, Image segmentation

A. Rosenfeld and S. Ullman, "Hand-Object Interaction and Precise Localization in Transitive Action Recognition," 2016 13th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Victoria, BC, Canada, 2016, pp. 148-155.
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