Stanford 40 Actions
                                                           ---- A dataset for understanding human actions in still images

The Stanford 40 Action Dataset contains images of humans performing 40 actions. In each image, we provide a bounding box of the person who is performing the action indicated by the filename of the image. There are 9532 images in total with 180-300 images per action class.


Please download the dataset using the links below:

  • Images: 297.6MB;
  • Annotation in Matlab: Bounding boxes of humans, one box per image;
  • Annotation in XML: Bounding boxes of humans, one box per image. You can use the parser provided by PASCAL VOC to parse the XML files;
  • Image sets: suggested train/test split of the images;
  • All: you can download all above files here.

Please cite this paper if you want to use this dataset in your research:

  • B. Yao, X. Jiang, A. Khosla, A.L. Lin, L.J. Guibas, and L. Fei-Fei. Human Action Recognition by Learning Bases of Action Attributes and Parts. Internation Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Barcelona, Spain. November 6-13, 2011.   [PDF]   [BibTex]

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