Detecting Actions, Poses, and Objects with Relational Phraselets
We present a novel approach to modeling human pose, together with interacting objects, based on compositional models of local visual interactions and their relations. Skeleton models, while flexible enough to capture large articulations, fail to accurately model self-occlusions and interactions. Poselets and Visual Phrases address this limitation, but do so at the expense of requiring a large set of templates. We combine all three approaches with a compositional model that is flexible enough to model detailed articulations but still captures occlusions and object interactions. Unlike much previous work on action classification, we do not assume test images are labeled with a person, and instead present results for “action detection” in an unlabeled image. Notably, for each detection, our model reports back a detailed description including an action label, articulated human pose, object poses, and occlusion flags. We demonstrate that modeling occlusion is crucial for recognizing human-object interactions. We present results on the PASCAL Action Classification challenge that shows our unified model advances the state-of-the-art for detection, action classification, and articulated pose estimation.
Text ReferenceChaitanya Desai and Deva Ramanan. Detecting actions, poses, and objects with relational phraselets. In ECCV (4), 158–172. 2012.
author = "Desai, Chaitanya and Ramanan, Deva",
title = "Detecting Actions, Poses, and Objects with Relational Phraselets",
booktitle = "ECCV (4)",
year = "2012",
pages = "158-172"