Computer Vision

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View and Rate-Invariant Human Action Recognition

  • Vasu Parameswaran
  • Ashok Veeraraghavan
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View and rate-invariant human action recognition is the recognition of actions independent of the camera viewpoint, action speed, and frame rate of capture of the video.


At its essence, human action is the movement of the body through a sequence of poses. The visual appearance of a given action in a video sequence depends upon several classes of variables: (1) the geometry of the person performing the action, (2) the style of the action being performed, (3) the clothing worn by the person, (4) the camera viewpoint, and (5) the time taken, not only for the entire action but also for each individual pose transition to complete. A generally applicable human action recognition system needs the ability to classify an action from its visual appearance regardless of the values of the above classes of variables. In other words, the system needs to be subject invariant, style invariant, clothing invariant, view...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasu Parameswaran
    • 1
  • Ashok Veeraraghavan
    • 2
  1. 1.Microsoft CorporationSunnyvale, CAUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice UniversityHouston, TXUSA