Convolutional Long Short-Term Memory Networks for Recognizing First Person Interactions [article]

Swathikiran Sudhakaran, Oswald Lanz
<span title="2017-09-19">2017</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
In this paper, we present a novel deep learning based approach for addressing the problem of interaction recognition from a first person perspective. The proposed approach uses a pair of convolutional neural networks, whose parameters are shared, for extracting frame level features from successive frames of the video. The frame level features are then aggregated using a convolutional long short-term memory. The hidden state of the convolutional long short-term memory, after all the input video
more &raquo; ... rames are processed, is used for classification in to the respective categories. The two branches of the convolutional neural network perform feature encoding on a short time interval whereas the convolutional long short term memory encodes the changes on a longer temporal duration. In our network the spatio-temporal structure of the input is preserved till the very final processing stage. Experimental results show that our method outperforms the state of the art on most recent first person interactions datasets that involve complex ego-motion. In particular, on UTKinect-FirstPerson it competes with methods that use depth image and skeletal joints information along with RGB images, while it surpasses all previous methods that use only RGB images by more than 20% in recognition accuracy.
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