A discriminative prototype selection approach for graph embedding in human action recognition

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Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2011, pp. 1295 - 1301
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This paper proposes a novel graph-based method for representing a human's shape during the performance of an action. Despite their strong representational power graphs are computationally cumbersome for pattern analysis. One way of circumventing this problem is that of transforming the graphs into a vector space by means of graph embedding. Such an embedding can be conveniently obtained by way of a set of prototype graphs and a dissimilarity measure: yet the critical step in this approach is the selection of a suitable set of prototypes which can capture both the salient structure within each action class as well as the intra-class variation. This paper proposes a new discriminative approach for the selection of prototypes which maximizes a function of the inter-and intra-class distances. Experiments on an action recognition dataset reported in the paper show that such a discriminative approach outperforms well-established prototype selection methods such as center border and random prototype selection. © 2011 IEEE.
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