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Winning the Sussex-Huawei Locomotion-Transportation Recognition Challenge

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The Sussex-Huawei Locomotion-Transportation Recognition Challenge presented a unique opportunity to the activity-recognition community to test their approaches on a large, real-life benchmark dataset with activities different from those typically being recognized. The goal of the challenge was to recognize eight locomotion activities (Still, Walk, Run, Bike, Car, Bus, Train, Subway). This chapter describes the submissions winning the first and second place. They both start with data preprocessing, including a normalization of the phone orientation. Then, a wide set of hand-crafted domain features in both frequency and time domain are computed and their quality evaluated. The second-place submission feeds the best features into an XGBoost machine-learning model with optimized hyper-parameters, achieving the accuracy of 90.2%. The first-place submission builds an ensemble of models, including deep learning models, and finally refines the ensemble’s predictions by smoothing with a Hidden Markov model. Its accuracy on an internal test set was 96.0%.

The first two authors should be regarded as joint first authors.

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Janko, V. et al. (2019). Winning the Sussex-Huawei Locomotion-Transportation Recognition Challenge. In: Kawaguchi, N., Nishio, N., Roggen, D., Inoue, S., Pirttikangas, S., Van Laerhoven, K. (eds) Human Activity Sensing. Springer Series in Adaptive Environments. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13001-5_15

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