Vote Distribution Model for Hough-Based Action Detection

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    • HARA Kensho
    • Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University
    • HIRAYAMA Takatsugu
    • Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University|Graduate Program for Real-World Data Circulation Leaders, Nagoya University
    • MASE Kenji
    • Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University


<p>Hough-based voting approaches have been widely used to solve many detection problems such as object and action detection. These approaches for action detection cast votes for action classes and positions based on the local spatio-temporal features of given videos. The voting process of each local feature is performed independently of the other local features. This independence enables the method to be robust to occlusions because votes based on visible local features are not influenced by occluded local features. However, such independence makes discrimination of similar motions between different classes difficult and causes the method to cast many false votes. We propose a novel Hough-based action detection method to overcome the problem of false votes. The false votes do not occur randomly such that they depend on relevant action classes. We introduce vote distributions, which represent the number of votes for each action class. We assume that the distribution of false votes include important information necessary to improving action detection. These distributions are used to build a model that represents the characteristics of Hough voting that include false votes. The method estimates the likelihood using the model and reduces the influence of false votes. In experiments, we confirmed that the proposed method reduces false positive detection and improves action detection accuracy when using the IXMAS dataset and the UT-Interaction dataset.</p>


  • IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems

    IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems E99.D(11), 2796-2808, 2016

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers


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