Order-preserving wasserstein discriminant analysis

Bing Su, Jiahuan Zhou, Ying Wu

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Supervised dimensionality reduction for sequence data projects the observations in sequences onto a low-dimensional subspace to better separate different sequence classes. It is typically more challenging than conventional dimensionality reduction for static data, because measuring the separability of sequences involves non-linear procedures to manipulate the temporal structures. This paper presents a linear method, namely Order-preserving Wasserstein Discriminant Analysis (OWDA), which learns the projection by maximizing the inter-class distance and minimizing the intra-class scatter. For each class, OWDA extracts the order-preserving Wasserstein barycenter and constructs the intra-class scatter as the dispersion of the training sequences around the barycenter. The inter-class distance is measured as the order-preserving Wasserstein distance between the corresponding barycenters. OWDA is able to concentrate on the distinctive differences among classes by lifting the geometric relations with temporal constraints. Experiments show that OWDA achieves competitive results on three 3D action recognition datasets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148038
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Event17th IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 27 2019Nov 2 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
ISSN (Print)1550-5499


Conference17th IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2019
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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