Weighing classes and streams: Toward better methods for two-stream convolutional networks

Hoseong Kim, Youngjung Uh, Seunghyeon Ko, Hyeran Byun

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The emergence of two-stream convolutional networks has boosted the performance of action recognition by concurrently extracting appearance and motion features from videos. However, most existing approaches simply combine the features by averaging the prediction scores from each recognition stream without realizing that some classes favor greater weight for appearance than motion. We propose a fusion method of two-stream convolutional networks for action recognition by introducing objective functions of weights with two assumptions: (1) the scores from streams do not weigh the same and (2) the weights vary across different classes. We evaluate our method by extensive experiments on UCF101, HMDB51, and Hollywood2 datasets in the context of action recognition. The results show that the proposed approach outperforms the standard two-stream convolutional networks by a large margin (5.7%, 4.8%, and 3.6%) on UCF101, HMDB51, and Hollywood2 datasets, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053108
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1

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© 2016 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)


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