Learning human actions via information maximization

Jingen Liu, Mubarak Shah
2008 2008 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition  
In this paper, we present a novel approach for automatically learning a compact and yet discriminative appearance-based human action model. A video sequence is represented by a bag of spatiotemporal features called video-words by quantizing the extracted 3D interest points (cuboids) from the videos. Our proposed approach is able to automatically discover the optimal number of videoword clusters by utilizing Maximization of Mutual Information(MMI). Unlike the k-means algorithm, which is
more » ... , which is typically used to cluster spatiotemporal cuboids into video words based on their appearance similarity, MMI clustering further groups the video-words, which are highly correlated to some group of actions. To capture the structural information of the learnt optimal video-word clusters, we explore the correlation of the compact video-word clusters. We use the modified correlgoram, which is not only translation and rotation invariant, but also somewhat scale invariant. We extensively test our proposed approach on two publicly available challenging datasets: the KTH dataset and IXMAS multiview dataset. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to try the bag of video-words related approach on the multiview dataset. We have obtained very impressive results on both datasets.
doi:10.1109/cvpr.2008.4587723 dblp:conf/cvpr/LiuS08 fatcat:4j3s2khdorh5fnbamdbimporc4