Multi-attention Networks for Temporal Localization of Video-level Labels

Published in International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Seoul, Korea, 2019

The 3rd Workshop on YouTube-8M Large-Scale Video Understanding

ArXiv Preprints


Temporal localization remains an important challenge in video understanding. In this work, we present our solution to the 3rd YouTube-8M Video Understanding Challenge organized by Google Research. Participants were required to build a segment-level classifier using a large-scale training data set with noisy video-level labels and a relatively small-scale validation data set with accurate segment-level labels. We formulated the problem as a multiple instance multi-label learning and developed an attention-based mechanism to selectively emphasize the important frames by attention weights. The model performance is further improved by constructing multiple sets of attention networks. We further fine-tuned the model using the segment-level data set. Our final model consists of an ensemble of attention/multi-attention networks, deep bag of frames models, recurrent neural networks and convolutional neural networks. It ranked 13th on the private leader board and stands out for its efficient usage of resources.

  title={Multi-attention Networks for Temporal Localization of Video-level Labels},
  author={Zhang, Lijun and Nizampatnam, Srinath and Gangopadhyay, Ahana and Conde, Marcos V},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1911.06866},