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Action boundaries detection in a video

Wehbe, Hassan and Haidar, Bassem and Joly, Philippe Action boundaries detection in a video. (2015) Multimedia Tools and Applications, 75 (14). 8239-8266. ISSN 1380-7501

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11042-015-2748-5


In the video analysis domain, automatic detection of actions performed in a recorded video represents an important scientific and industrial challenge. This paper presents a new method to approximate the boundaries of actions performed by a person while interacting with his environment (such as moving objects). This method relies on a Codebook quantization method to analyze the rough evolution of each pixel and then decide whether this evolution corresponds to an action or not; this decision is taken by an automated system. Statistics are then produced - at the scale of the whole frame - to estimate the start and the end of an action. According to our proposed evaluation protocol, this method produces interesting results on both real and simulated videos. This statistic-based protocol is discussed at the end of this paper. The interpretation of this evaluation protocol nominates this method to be a solid base to localize the exact boundaries of actions or - in the framework of this research activity - to associate prescriptive text with a visual content.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. The definitive version is available at http://link.springer.com This papers appears in volume 78 of Multimedia Tools and Applications ISSN: 1380-7501 ESSN: 1573-7721. The original PDF of this chapter can be found at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11042-015-2748-5
HAL Id:hal-01445226
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Lebanese University - LU (LEBANON)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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