Retrieving actions in movies

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Retrieving actions in movies
We address recognition and localization of human actions in realistic scenarios. In contrast to the previous work studying human actions in controlled settings, here we train and test algorithms on real movies with substantial variation of actions in terms of subject appearance, motion, surrounding scenes, viewing angles and spatio-temporal extents. We introduce a new annotated human action dataset and use it to evaluate several existing methods. We in particular focus on boosted space-time window classifiers and introduce "keyframe priming" that combines discriminative models of human motion and shape within an action. Keyframe priming is shown to significantly improve the performance of action detection. We present detection results for the action class "drinking" evaluated on two episodes of the movie "Coffee and Cigarettes".
Ivan Laptev, Patrick Pérez
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ICCV
Authors Ivan Laptev, Patrick Pérez
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