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Flexible Temporal Correlation Learning for Human, Animal, and Interactor Detection in Videos [PDF]

Yanjun Feng and Jun Liu

(Received April 8, 2023; Accepted December 15, 2023)

Keywords: object detection, video understanding, attention, temporal learning

Video object detection is a key technology for detecting and tracking humans and animals in behavior-understanding tasks. Furthermore, detecting small-scale interactors involved in human activities is challenging. Exploiting the temporal context relationship is important for continuous understanding. Temporal object detection has been the subject of significant attention, but most commonly used detection methods fail to fully leverage the abundant temporal information in videos. In the paper, we propose a novel approach to detect humans and animals in videos, called attentional temporal You Only Look Once (ATYOLO), which exploits the attention mechanism and convolutional long short-term memory. We use the proposed attentional module to integrate a pyramidal feature hierarchy temporally and design a unique structure that includes a low-level temporal unit and a high-level unit for multiscale feature maps. We have developed an innovative temporal analysis group with a temporal attention mechanism tailored for background and scale suppression. This attentional group integrates attention-aware features over time. Extensive comparisons are conducted to evaluate the detection capability of the proposed approach, and its superiority has been confirmed. As a result, the developed ATYOLO achieves fast speed and overall competitive performance in video detection, including ImageNet Video (VID) and Stanford Drone Dataset (SDD).

Corresponding author: Jun Liu

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