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A sensor system capable of automatically recognizing activities would allow many potential ubiquitous applications. In this paper, we present an easy to install sensor network and an accurate but inexpensive annotation method. A recorded dataset consisting of 28 days of sensor data and its annotation is described and made available to the community. Through(More)
We present a novel probabilistic framework that fuses information coming from the audio and video modality to perform speaker diarization. The proposed framework is a Dynamic Bayesian Network (DBN) that is an extension of a factorial Hidden Markov Model (fHMM) and models the people appearing in an audiovisual recording as multimodal entities that generate(More)
We present a novel latent discriminative model for human activity recognition. Unlike the approaches that require conditional independence assumptions, our model is very flexible in encoding the full connectivity among observations, latent states, and activity states. The model is able to capture richer class of contextual information in both state-state(More)
An activity monitoring system allows many applications to assist in care giving for elderly in their homes. In this paper we present a wireless sensor network for unintrusive observations in the home and show the potential of generative and discriminative models for recognizing activities from such observations. Through a large number of experiments using(More)
Activities of daily living are good indicators of the health status of elderly. Therefore, automating the monitoring of these activities is a crucial step in future care giving. However, many models for activity recognition rely on labeled examples of activities for learning the model parameters. Due to the high variability of different contexts, parameters(More)
A problem in performing activity recognition on a large scale (i.e. in many homes) is that a labelled data set needs to be recorded for each house activity recognition is performed in. This is because most models for activity recognition require labelled data to learn their parameters. In this paper we introduce a transfer learning method for activity(More)
Finding mappings between compatible ontologies is an important but difficult open problem. Instance-based methods for solving this problem have the advantage of focusing on the most active parts of the ontologies and reflect concept semantics as they are actually being used. However such methods have not at present been widely investigated in ontology(More)
The automatic recognition of human activities such as cooking , showering and sleeping allows many potential applications in the area of ambient intelligence. In this paper we show that using a hierarchical structure to model the activities from sensor data can be very beneficial for the recognition performance of the model. We present a two-layer(More)