Neeraj Matiyali works at IIT Kanpur.


Coordinated Joint Multimodal Embeddings for Generalized Audio-Visual Zero-shot Classification and Retrieval of Videos

We present an audio-visual multimodal approach for the task of zero-shot learning (ZSL) for classification and retrieval of videos. ZSL has been studied extensively in the recent past but has primarily been limited to visual modality and to images. We demonstrate that both audio and visual modalities are important for ZSL for videos. Since a dataset to study the task is currently not available, we also construct an appropriate multimodal dataset with 33 classes containing 156, 416 videos, from an existing large scale audio event dataset. We empirically show that the performance improves by adding audio modality for both tasks of zero-shot classification and retrieval, when using multi-modal extensions of embedding learning methods. We also propose a novel method to predict the `dominant’ modality using a jointly learned modality attention network. We learn the attention in a semi-supervised setting and thus do not require any additional explicit labelling for the modalities. We provide qualitative validation of the modality specific attention, which also successfully generalizes to unseen test classes.

Video Person Re-Identification using Learned Clip Similarity Aggregation

We address the challenging task of video-based person re-identification. Recent works have shown that splitting the video sequences into clips and then aggregating clip-based similarity is appropriate for the task. We show that using a learned clip similarity aggregation function allows filtering out hard clip pairs, e.g. where the person is not clearly visible, is in a challenging pose, or where the poses in the two clips are too different to be informative. This allows the method to focus on clip-pairs which are more informative for the task. We also introduce the use of 3D CNNs for video-based re-identification and show their effectiveness by performing equivalent to previous works, which use optical flow in addition to RGB, while using RGB inputs only. We give quantitative results on three challenging public benchmarks and show better or competitive performance. We also validate our method qualitatively.