Bilkent University
Department of Computer Engineering


A Line Based Pose Representation for Human Action Recognition


Sermetcan Baysal
MSc. Thesis Presentation
Computer Engineering Department
Bilkent University

In this thesis, we utilize a line based pose representation to recognize human actions in videos. We represent pose in each frame by employing a collection of line-pairs, so that limb and joint movements are better described and the spatial relationships among the lines forming the human figure is captured. We contribute to the literature by proposing a new method that matches line-pairs of two poses to compute the similarity between them. Moreover, to encapsulate the global motion information of a pose sequence, we introduce line-flow histograms, which are extracted by matching line segments in consecutive frames. Experimental results on Weizmann and KTH datasets, emphasizes the power of our pose representation; and shows the effectiveness of using pose ordering and line-flow histograms together in grasping the nature of an action and distinguishing one from the others. Finally, we demonstrate the applicability of our approach to multi-camera systems on the INRIA dataset.


DATE: 10 January, 2011, Monday @ 14:00