Motion information combination for fast human action recognition

Hongying Meng, Nick Pears, Chris Bailey

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In this paper, we study the human action recognition problem based on motion features directly extracted from video. In order to implement a fast human action recognition system, we select simple features that can be obtained from non-intensive computation. We propose to use the motion history image (MHI) as our fundamental representation of the motion. This is then further processed to give a histogram of the MHI and the Haar wavelet transform of the MHI. The processed MHI thus allows a combined feature vector to be computed cheaply and this has a lower dimension than the original MHI. Finally, this feature vector is used in a SVM-based human action recognition system. Experimental results demonstrate the method to be efficient, allowing it to be used in real-time human action classification systems.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 Mar 200711 Mar 2007


Conference2nd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications

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2nd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, Barcelona, SPAIN, MAR 08-11, 2007 unique-id: ISI:000250107900003

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