Temporal transformer networks: Joint learning of invariant and discriminative time warping

Suhas Lohit, Qiao Wang, Pavan Turaga

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Many time-series classification problems involve developing metrics that are invariant to temporal misalignment. In human activity analysis, temporal misalignment arises due to various reasons including differing initial phase, sensor sampling rates, and elastic time-warps due to subject-specific biomechanics. Past work in this area has only looked at reducing intra-class variability by elastic temporal alignment. In this paper, we propose a hybrid model-based and data-driven approach to learn warping functions that not just reduce intra-class variability, but also increase inter-class separation. We call this a temporal transformer network (TTN). TTN is an interpretable differentiable module, which can be easily integrated at the front end of a classification network. The module is capable of reducing intra-class variance by generating input-dependent warping functions which lead to rate-robust representations. At the same time, it increases inter-class variance by learning warping functions that are more discriminative. We show improvements over strong baselines in 3D action recognition on challenging datasets using the proposed framework. The improvements are especially pronounced when training sets are smaller.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2019
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages12418-12427
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781728132938
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event32nd IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2019 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2019Jun 20 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Volume2019-June
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

Conference

Conference32nd IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2019
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period6/16/196/20/19

Keywords

  • Action Recognition
  • RGBD sensors and analytics
  • Representation Learning
  • Statistical Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Temporal transformer networks: Joint learning of invariant and discriminative time warping'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this