Acquisition of Optimal Connection Patterns for Skeleton-based Action Recognition with Graph Convolutional Networks

Katsutoshi Shiraki, Tsubasa Hirakawa, Takayoshi Yamashita, Hironobu Fujiyoshi

Abstract

Action recognition from skeletons is gaining attention since skeleton data can be easily obtained from depth sensors and highly accurate pose estimation methods such as OpenPose. A method using graph convolutional networks (GCN) has been proposed for action recognition using skeletons as input. Among the action recognition methods using GCN, spatial temporal GCN (ST-GCN) achieves a higher accuracy by capturing skeletal data as spatial and temporal graphs. However, because ST-GCN defines human skeleton patterns in advance and applies convolution processing, it is not possible to capture features that take into account the joint relationships specific to each action. The purpose of this work is to recognize actions considering the connection patterns specific to action classes. The optimal connection pattern is obtained by acquiring features of each action class by introducing multitask learning and selecting edges on the basis of the value of the weight matrix indicating the importance of the edges. Experimental results show that the proposed method has a higher classification accuracy than the conventional method. Moreover, we visualize the obtained connection patterns by the proposed method and show that our method can obtain specific connection patterns for each action class.

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Shiraki K., Hirakawa T., Yamashita T. and Fujiyoshi H. (2020). Acquisition of Optimal Connection Patterns for Skeleton-based Action Recognition with Graph Convolutional Networks.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 5: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 302-309. DOI: 10.5220/0008934603020309


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp20,
author={Katsutoshi Shiraki and Tsubasa Hirakawa and Takayoshi Yamashita and Hironobu Fujiyoshi},
title={Acquisition of Optimal Connection Patterns for Skeleton-based Action Recognition with Graph Convolutional Networks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 5: VISAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={302-309},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008934603020309},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 5: VISAPP,
TI - Acquisition of Optimal Connection Patterns for Skeleton-based Action Recognition with Graph Convolutional Networks
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Shiraki K.
AU - Hirakawa T.
AU - Yamashita T.
AU - Fujiyoshi H.
PY - 2020
SP - 302
EP - 309
DO - 10.5220/0008934603020309