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Recognizing social relationships from an egocentric vision perspective

Abstract: In this chapter we address the problem of partitioning social gatherings into interacting groups in egocentric scenarios. People in the scene are tracked, their head pose and 3D location are estimated. Following the formalism of the f-formation, we define with the orientation and distance an inherently social pairwise feature capable of describing how two people stand in relation to one another. We present a Structural SVM based approach to learn how to weight each component of the feature vector depending on the social situation is applied to. To better understand the social dynamics, we also estimate what we call social relevance of each subject in a group using a saliency attentive model. Extensive tests on two publicly available datasets show that our solution achieves encouraging results when detecting social groups and their relevant subjects in the challenging egocentric scenarios.


Alletto, Stefano; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Serra, Giuseppe; Cucchiara, Rita "Recognizing social relationships from an egocentric vision perspective" MULTIMODAL BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN THE WILD: ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES, pp. 199 -224 , 2019 DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-814601-9.00015-8

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