Published June 8, 2017 | Version v1
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Concept Language Models and Event-based Concept Number Selection for Zero-example Event Detection

  • 1. Information Technologies Institute (ITI) - Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • 2. Queen Mary University of London


Zero-example event detection is a problem where, given an event query as input but no example videos for training a detector, the system retrieves the most closely related videos. In this paper we present a fully-automatic zero-example event detection method that is based on translating the event description to a predefined set of concepts for which previously trained visual concept detectors are available. We adopt the use of Concept Language Models (CLMs), which is a method of augmenting semantic concept definition, and we propose a new concept-selection method for deciding on the appropriate number of the concepts needed to describe an event query. The proposed system achieves state-of-the-art performance in automatic zero-example event detection.



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