Human Action Recognition Using Motion History Image Based Temporal Segmentation

Shou Jen Lin, Mei Hsuan Chao, Chao Yang Lee, Chu-Sing Yang

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A human action recognition system based on image depth is proposed in this paper. Depth information features are not easily disturbed by noise; and due to this characteristic, the system can quickly extract foreground targets. Moreover, the target data, namely, depth and two-dimensional (2D) data, are projected to three orthogonal planes. In this manner, the action featured in the depth motion along the optical axis can clearly describe the trajectory. Based on the change of motion energy and the angle variations of motion orientations, the temporal segmentation (TS) method automatically segments the complex action into several simple movements. Three-dimensional (3D) data is further applied to acquire the three-viewpoint (3V) motion history trajectory, whereby a target's motion is described through the motion history images (MHIs) from the 3Vs. The weightings corresponding to the gradients of the MHIs are included for determining the viewpoint that bests describe the target's motion. In terms of feature extraction, the application of multi-resolution motion history histograms can effectively reduce the computational load and achieve a high recognition rate. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can effectively solve the self-occlusion problem.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1655017
JournalInternational Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence

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