Uncertainty-Based Spatial-Temporal Attention for Online Action Detection

Hongji Guo, Zhou Ren, Yi Wu, Gang Hua, Qiang Ji ;


"Online action detection aims at detecting the ongoing action in a streaming video. In this paper, we proposed an uncertainty-based spatial-temporal attention for online action detection. By explicitly modeling the distribution of model parameters, we extend the baseline models in a probabilistic manner. Then we quantify the predictive uncertainty and use it to generate spatial-temporal attention that focus on large mutual information regions and frames. For inference, we introduce a two-stream framework that combines the baseline model and the probabilistic model based on the input uncertainty. We validate the effectiveness of our method on three benchmark datasets: THUMOS-14, TVSeries, and HDD. Furthermore, we demonstrate that our method generalizes better under different views and occlusions, and is more robust when training with small-scale data."

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