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2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshop (ICCVW) (2017)
Venice, Italy
Oct. 22, 2017 to Oct. 29, 2017
ISSN: 2473-9944
ISBN: 978-1-5386-1034-3
pp: 3169-3178
We propose a novel mid-level representation for action/activity recognition on RGB videos. We model the evolution of improved dense trajectory features not only for the entire video sequence, but also on subparts of the video. Subparts are obtained using a spectral divisive clustering that yields an unordered binary tree decomposing the entire cloud of trajectories of a sequence. We then compute video-darwin on video subparts, exploiting more finegrained temporal information and reducing the sensitivity of the standard time varying mean strategy of videodarwin. After decomposition, we model the evolution of features through both frames of subparts and descending/ascending paths in tree branches. We refer to these mid-level representations as node-darwintree and branch-darwintree respectively. For the final classification, we construct a kernel representation for both mid-level and holistic videodarwin representations. Our approach achieves better performance than standard videodarwin and defines the current state-of-the-art on UCF-Sports and Highfive action recognition datasets.
Trajectory, Videos, Computational modeling, Feature extraction, Kernel, Binary trees, Optical imaging

A. Clapes, T. Tuytelaars and S. Escalera, "Darwintrees for Action Recognition," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshop (ICCVW), Venice, Italy, 2017, pp. 3169-3178.
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