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Our paper “A Probabilistic Logic Programming Event Calculus” was accepted at TPLP Journal


Anastasios Skarlatidis, Alexander Artikis, Jason Filippou and Georgios Paliouras


We present a system for recognising human activity given a symbolic representation of video content. The input of our system is a set of time-stamped short-term activities (STA) detected on video frames. The output is a set of recognised long-term activities (LTA), which are pre-defined temporal combinations of STA. The constraints on the STA that, if satisfied, lead to the recognition of a LTA, have been expressed using a dialect of the Event Calculus. In order to handle the uncertainty that naturally occurs in hu-man activity recognition, we adapted this dialect to a state-of-the-art probabilistic logic programming framework. We present a detailed evaluation and comparison of the crisp and probabilistic approaches through experimentation on a benchmark dataset of human surveillance videos.

A Probabilistic Logic Programming Event Calculus