A new adaptive segmental matching measure for human activity recognition

Shahriar Shariat, Vladimir Pavlovic

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The problem of human activity recognition is a central problem in many real-world applications. In this paper we propose a fast and effective segmental alignment-based method that is able to classify activities and interactions in complex environments. We empirically show that such model is able to recover the alignment that leads to improved similarity measures within sequence classes and hence, raises the classification performance. We also apply a bounding technique on the histogram distances to reduce the computation of the otherwise exhaustive search.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479928392
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 14th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2013 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Dec 1 2013Dec 8 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision


Other2013 14th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2013
CitySydney, NSW

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


  • Activity Recognition
  • Segmentation and Matching
  • Time-series alignment

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