HMM-Based Action Recognition Using Contour Histograms

  • M. Ángeles Mendoza
  • Nicolás Pérez de la Blanca
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4477)


This paper describes an experimental study about a robust contour feature (shape-context) for using in action recognition based on continuous hidden Markov models (HMM). We ran different experimental setting using the KTH’s database of actions. The image contours are extracted using a standard algorithm. The shape-context feature vector is build from of histogram of a set ofnon-overlapping regions in the image. We show that the combined use of HMM and this feature gives equivalent o better results, in term of action detection, that current approaches in the literature.


Hide Markov Model Discrete Cosine Transform Recognition Rate Optical Flow Action Recognition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ángeles Mendoza
    • 1
  • Nicolás Pérez de la Blanca
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Granada, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence 

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