Look globally and locally: Inter-intra contrastive learning from unlabeled videos
State-of-the-art video contrastive learning methods spatiotemporally augment two clips from the same video as positives. By only sampling positive clips from the same video, these methods neglect other semantically related videos that can also be useful. To address this limitation, we leverage nearest-neighbor videos from the global space as additional positives, thus improving diversity and introducing a more relaxed notion of similarity that extends beyond video and even class boundaries. Our ”Inter-Intra Video Contrastive Learning” (IIVCL) improves performance and generalization on video classification, detection, and retrieval tasks.