Adversarial Cross-Domain Action Recognition with Co-Attention

Published in AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2020, 2020

Boxiao Pan*, Zhangjie Cao*, Ehsan Adeli, Juan Carlos Niebles. AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence AAAI 2020.



Action recognition has been a widely studied topic with a heavy focus on supervised learning involving sufficient labeled videos. However, the problem of cross-domain action recognition, where training and testing videos are drawn from different underlying distributions, remains largely underexplored. Previous methods directly employ techniques for cross-domain image recognition, which tend to suffer from the severe temporal misalignment problem. This paper proposes a Temporal Co-attention Network (TCoN), which matches the distributions of temporally aligned action features between source and target domains using a novel crossdomain co-attention mechanism. Experimental results on three cross-domain action recognition datasets demonstrate that TCoN improves both previous single-domain and crossdomain methods significantly under the cross-domain setting.