A line based pose representation for human action recognition
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In this thesis, we utilize a line based pose representation to recognize human actions in videos. We represent the pose in each frame by employing a collection of line-pairs, so that limb and joint movements are better described and the geometrical relationships among the lines forming the human figure is captured. We contribute to the literature by proposing a new method that matches line-pairs of two poses to compute the similarity between them. Moreover, to encapsulate the global motion information of a pose sequence, we introduce line-flow histograms, which are extracted by matching line segments in consecutive frames. Experimental results on Weizmann and KTH datasets, emphasize the power of our pose representation; and show the effectiveness of using pose ordering and line-flow histograms together in grasping the nature of an action and distinguishing one from the others. Finally, we demonstrate the applicability of our approach to multi-camera systems on the IXMAS dataset.