Recently, 3D Convolutional Neural Network (3D CNN) models have been widely studied for video sequences and achieved satisfying performance in action recognition and detection tasks. However, most of the existing 3D CNNs treat all input video frames equally, thus ignoring the spatial and temporal differences across the video frames. To address the problem, we propose a spatio-temporal attention (STA) network that is able to learn the discriminative feature representation for actions, by respectively characterizing the beneficial information at both the frame level and the channel level. By simultaneously exploiting the differences in spatial and temporal dimensions, our STA module enhances the learning capability of the 3D convolutions when handling the complex videos. The proposed STA method can be wrapped as a generic module easily plugged into the state-of-the-art 3D CNN architectures for video action detection and recognition. We extensively evaluate our method on action recognition and detection tasks over three popular datasets (UCF-101, HMDB-51 and THUMOS 2014), and the experimental results demonstrate that adding our STA network module can obtain the state-of-the-art performance on UCF-101 and HMDB-51, which has the top-1 accuracies of 98.4% and 81.4% respectively, and achieve significant improvement on THUMOS 2014 dataset compared against original models.

Spatio-Temporal Attention Networks for Action Recognition and Detection / Li, J.; Liu, X.; Zhang, W.; Zhang, M.; Song, J.; Sebe, N.. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MULTIMEDIA. - ISSN 1520-9210. - 22:11(2020), pp. 2990-3001. [10.1109/TMM.2020.2965434]

Spatio-Temporal Attention Networks for Action Recognition and Detection

Song J.;Sebe N.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Recently, 3D Convolutional Neural Network (3D CNN) models have been widely studied for video sequences and achieved satisfying performance in action recognition and detection tasks. However, most of the existing 3D CNNs treat all input video frames equally, thus ignoring the spatial and temporal differences across the video frames. To address the problem, we propose a spatio-temporal attention (STA) network that is able to learn the discriminative feature representation for actions, by respectively characterizing the beneficial information at both the frame level and the channel level. By simultaneously exploiting the differences in spatial and temporal dimensions, our STA module enhances the learning capability of the 3D convolutions when handling the complex videos. The proposed STA method can be wrapped as a generic module easily plugged into the state-of-the-art 3D CNN architectures for video action detection and recognition. We extensively evaluate our method on action recognition and detection tasks over three popular datasets (UCF-101, HMDB-51 and THUMOS 2014), and the experimental results demonstrate that adding our STA network module can obtain the state-of-the-art performance on UCF-101 and HMDB-51, which has the top-1 accuracies of 98.4% and 81.4% respectively, and achieve significant improvement on THUMOS 2014 dataset compared against original models.
2020
11
Li, J.; Liu, X.; Zhang, W.; Zhang, M.; Song, J.; Sebe, N.
Spatio-Temporal Attention Networks for Action Recognition and Detection / Li, J.; Liu, X.; Zhang, W.; Zhang, M.; Song, J.; Sebe, N.. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MULTIMEDIA. - ISSN 1520-9210. - 22:11(2020), pp. 2990-3001. [10.1109/TMM.2020.2965434]
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