AAAI Publications, Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Soft Video Parsing by Label Distribution Learning
Xin Geng, Miaogen Ling

Last modified: 2017-02-12


In this paper, we tackle the problem of segmenting out a sequence of actions from videos. The videos contain background and actions which are usually composed of ordered sub-actions. We refer the sub-actions and the background as semantic units. Considering the possible overlap between two adjacent semantic units, we utilize label distributions to annotate the various segments in the video. The label distribution covers a certain number of semantic unit labels, representing the degree to which each label describes the video segment. The mapping from a video segment to its label distribution is then learned by a Label Distribution Learning (LDL) algorithm. Based on the LDL model, a soft video parsing method with segmental regular grammars is proposed to construct a tree structure for the video. Each leaf of the tree stands for a video clip of background or sub-action. The proposed method shows promising results on the THUMOS'14 and MSR-II datasets and its computational complexity is much less than the state-of-the-art method.


video parsing;label distribution learning;grammar tree;sliding window;action localization;

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