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Temporal Relations in Videos for Unsupervised Activity Analysis

F. Nater, H. Grabner and L. Van Gool
British Machine Vision Conference


Temporal consistency is a strong cue in continuous data streams and especially in videos. We exploit this concept and encode temporal relations between consecutive frames using discriminative slow feature analysis. Activities are automatically segmented and represented in a hierarchical coarse to fine structure. Simultaneously, they are modeled in a generative manner, in order to analyze unseen data. This analysis supports the detection of previously learned activities and of abnormal, novel patterns. Our technique is purely data-driven and feature-independent. Experiments validate the approach in several contexts, such as traffic flow analysis and the monitoring of human behavior. The results are competitive with the state-of-the-art in all cases.

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  author = {F. Nater and H. Grabner and L. Van Gool},
  title = {Temporal Relations in Videos for Unsupervised Activity Analysis},
  booktitle = {British Machine Vision Conference},
  year = {2011},
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