Activity Recognition, Action Recognition, Machine Learning, Adaboost, TemporalBoost
In this thesis we present a system for detection of events in video. First a multiview approach to automatically detect and track heads and hands in a scene is described. Then, by making use of epipolar, spatial, trajectory, and appearance constraints, objects are labeled consistently across cameras (zooms). Finally, we demonstrate a new machine learning paradigm, TemporalBoost, that can recognize events in video. One aspect of any machine learning algorithm is in the feature set used. The approach taken here is to build a large set of activity features, though TemporalBoost itself is able to work with any feature set other boosting algorithms use. We also show how multiple levels of zoom can cooperate to solve problems related to activity recognition.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Smith, Raymond, "Multizoom Activity Recognition Using Machine Learning" (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4461.