Learning Representational Invariances for Data-Efficient Action Recognition [article]

Yuliang Zou, Jinwoo Choi, Qitong Wang, Jia-Bin Huang
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Data augmentation is a ubiquitous technique for improving image classification when labeled data is scarce. Constraining the model predictions to be invariant to diverse data augmentations effectively injects the desired representational invariances to the model (e.g., invariance to photometric variations) and helps improve accuracy. Compared to image data, the appearance variations in videos are far more complex due to the additional temporal dimension. Yet, data augmentation methods for
more » ... remain under-explored. This paper investigates various data augmentation strategies that capture different video invariances, including photometric, geometric, temporal, and actor/scene augmentations. When integrated with existing semi-supervised learning frameworks, we show that our data augmentation strategy leads to promising performance on the Kinetics-100/400, Mini-Something-v2, UCF-101, and HMDB-51 datasets in the low-label regime. We also validate our data augmentation strategy in the fully supervised setting and demonstrate improved performance.
arXiv:2103.16565v2 fatcat:2kz2f6yc3jb43gpdfg6ao7jo6a