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Action recognition in videos


Activity recognition in video sequences is a difficult problem due to the complex characteristics of human articulated motion and its large variations. It requires motion estimation, which involves the separation of motion and visual appearance information, the suppression of irrelevant background clutter and background motion, the separation of motion belonging to different people, and the creation of models describing actions. In this talk we will briefly describe the different frameworks for action recognition, based on background subtraction and on space-time interest points, and we will focus and structured and on semi-structured models. These models attempt to bridge the gap between the rich descriptive power of fully structured models constructed from sets of local features and the convenience and the power of machine learning algorithms, which are mostly based on unstructured features embedded in vector spaces. Semi-structured models proceed by translating structured information into unstructured information, while structured models keep a full representation. As an example we will deal with graphs and graph matching algorithms. Hierarchical representations and parts based models will be investigated, which allow to decompose complex activities into smaller parts of less sophisticated elementary actions or elementary descriptors.

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hal-01497896 , version 1 (29-03-2017)



Christian Wolf, Atilla Baskurt. Action recognition in videos. International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA), Oct 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. ⟨10.1109/IPTA.2012.6469480⟩. ⟨hal-01497896⟩
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