Recognizing coordinated multi-object activities using a dynamic event ensemble model

TitleRecognizing coordinated multi-object activities using a dynamic event ensemble model
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsLi R, Chellappa R
Conference NameAcoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009. ICASSP 2009. IEEE International Conference on
Date Published2009/04//
Keywordsactivities, activity, analysis;Bayes, Bayesian, classification;video, description, ensemble, event, framework;dynamic, functions;ensemble, geometric, manifold;football, methods;geometry;image, model;ensemble, multiobject, network;video-based, play, processing;, property;classifier;coordinated, recognition;data-driven, recognition;parametric, Riemannian, signal, strategy;dynamic

While video-based activity analysis and recognition has received broad attention, existing body of work mostly deals with single object/person case. Modeling involving multiple objects and recognition of coordinated group activities, present in a variety of applications such as surveillance, sports, biological records, and so on, is the main focus of this paper. Unlike earlier attempts which model the complex spatial temporal constraints among different activities of multiple objects with a parametric Bayesian network, we propose a dynamic dasiaevent ensemblepsila framework as a data-driven strategy to characterize the group motion pattern without employing any specific domain knowledge. In particular, we exploit the Riemannian geometric property of the set of ensemble description functions and develop a compact representation for group activities on the ensemble manifold. An appropriate classifier on the manifold is then designed for recognizing new activities. Experiments on football play recognition demonstrate the effectiveness of the framework.