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Identifying First-person Camera Wearers in Third-person Videos

Abstract · Apr 20, 2017 21:16 ·

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Arxiv Abstract

  • Chenyou Fan
  • Jangwon Lee
  • Mingze Xu
  • Krishna Kumar Singh
  • Yong Jae Lee
  • David J. Crandall
  • Michael S. Ryoo

We consider scenarios in which we wish to perform joint scene understanding, object tracking, activity recognition, and other tasks in environments in which multiple people are wearing body-worn cameras while a third-person static camera also captures the scene. To do this, we need to establish person-level correspondences across first- and third-person videos, which is challenging because the camera wearer is not visible from his/her own egocentric video, preventing the use of direct feature matching. In this paper, we propose a new semi-Siamese Convolutional Neural Network architecture to address this novel challenge. We formulate the problem as learning a joint embedding space for first- and third-person videos that considers both spatial- and motion-domain cues. A new triplet loss function is designed to minimize the distance between correct first- and third-person matches while maximizing the distance between incorrect ones. This end-to-end approach performs significantly better than several baselines, in part by learning the first- and third-person features optimized for matching jointly with the distance measure itself.

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