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Part-Aligned Bilinear Representations for Person Re-identification

2018

Conference Paper

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Comparing the appearance of corresponding body parts is essential for person re-identification. However, body parts are frequently misaligned be- tween detected boxes, due to the detection errors and the pose/viewpoint changes. In this paper, we propose a network that learns a part-aligned representation for person re-identification. Our model consists of a two-stream network, which gen- erates appearance and body part feature maps respectively, and a bilinear-pooling layer that fuses two feature maps to an image descriptor. We show that it results in a compact descriptor, where the inner product between two image descriptors is equivalent to an aggregation of the local appearance similarities of the cor- responding body parts, and thereby significantly reduces the part misalignment problem. Our approach is advantageous over other pose-guided representations by learning part descriptors optimal for person re-identification. Training the net- work does not require any part annotation on the person re-identification dataset. Instead, we simply initialize the part sub-stream using a pre-trained sub-network of an existing pose estimation network and train the whole network to minimize the re-identification loss. We validate the effectiveness of our approach by demon- strating its superiority over the state-of-the-art methods on the standard bench- mark datasets including Market-1501, CUHK03, CUHK01 and DukeMTMC, and standard video dataset MARS.

Author(s): Yumin Suh and Jingdong Wang and Siyu Tang and Tao Mei and Kyoung Mu Lee
Book Title: European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
Year: 2018
Month: September

Department(s): Perceiving Systems
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (conference)
Paper Type: Conference

Event Place: Munich, Germany
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BibTex

@conference{personreid:eccv:2018,
  title = {Part-Aligned Bilinear Representations for Person Re-identification},
  author = {Suh, Yumin and Wang, Jingdong and Tang, Siyu and Mei, Tao and Lee, Kyoung Mu},
  booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
  month = sep,
  year = {2018},
  month_numeric = {9}
}