Human activity recognition using robust adaptive privileged probabilistic learning

Michalis Vrigkas, Evangelos Kazakos, Christophoros Nikou, Ioannis A. Kakadiaris

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In this work, a supervised probabilistic approach is proposed that integrates the learning using privileged information (LUPI) paradigm into a hidden conditional random field (HCRF) model, called HCRF+, for human action recognition. The proposed model employs a self-training technique for automatic estimation of the regularization parameters of the objective function. Moreover, the method provides robustness to outliers by modeling the conditional distribution of the privileged information by a Student’s t-density function, which is naturally integrated into the HCRF+ framework. The proposed method was evaluated using different forms of privileged information on four publicly available datasets. The experimental results demonstrate its effectiveness concerning the state of the art in the LUPI framework using both hand-crafted and deep learning-based features extracted from a convolutional neural network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)915-932
Number of pages18
JournalPattern Analysis and Applications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • Hidden conditional random fields
  • Human activity recognition
  • Learning using privileged information
  • Student’s t-distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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