Easy Identification from Better Constraints: Multi-shot Person Re-identification from Reference Constraints

Jiahuan Zhou, Bing Su, Ying Wu

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Abstract

Multi-shot person re-identification (MsP-RID) utilizes multiple images from the same person to facilitate identification. Considering the fact that motion information may not be discriminative nor reliable enough for MsP-RID, this paper is focused on handling the large variations in the visual appearances through learning discriminative visual metrics for identification. Existing metric learning-based methods usually exploit pair-wise or triple-wise similarity constraints, that generally demands intensive optimization in metric learning, or leads to degraded performances by using sub-optimal solutions. In addition, as the training data are significantly imbalanced, the learning can be largely dominated by the negative pairs and thus produces unstable and non-discriminative results. In this paper, we propose a novel type of similarity constraint. It assigns the sample points to a set of reference points to produce a linear number of reference constraints. Several optimal transport-based schemes for reference constraint generation are proposed and studied. Based on those constraints, by utilizing a typical regressive metric learning model, the closed-form solution of the learned metric can be easily obtained. Extensive experiments and comparative studies on several public MsP-RID benchmarks have validated the effectiveness of our method and its significant superiority over the state-of-the-art MsP-RID methods in terms of both identification accuracy and running speed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages5373-5381
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781538664209
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2018
Event31st Meeting of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2018Jun 22 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

Conference

Conference31st Meeting of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period6/18/186/22/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Zhou, J., Su, B., & Wu, Y. (2018). Easy Identification from Better Constraints: Multi-shot Person Re-identification from Reference Constraints. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018 (pp. 5373-5381). [8578661] (Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CVPR.2018.00563