Towards Rich Feature Discovery With Class Activation Maps Augmentation for Person Re-Identification

Wenjie Yang, Houjing Huang, Zhang Zhang, Xiaotang Chen, Kaiqi Huang, Shu Zhang; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 1389-1398

Abstract


The fundamental challenge of small inter-person variation requires Person Re-Identification (Re-ID) models to capture sufficient fine-grained information. This paper proposes to discover diverse discriminative visual cues without extra assistance, e.g., pose estimation, human parsing. Specifically, a Class Activation Maps (CAM) augmentation model is proposed to expand the activation scope of baseline Re-ID model to explore rich visual cues, where the backbone network is extended by a series of ordered branches which share the same input but output complementary CAM. A novel Overlapped Activation Penalty is proposed to force the new branch to pay more attention to the image regions less activated by the old ones, such that spatial diverse visual features can be discovered. The proposed model achieves state-of-the-art results on three person Re-ID benchmarks. Moreover, a visualization approach termed ranking activation map (RAM) is proposed to explicitly interpret the ranking results in the test stage, which gives qualitative validations of the proposed method.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Yang_2019_CVPR,
author = {Yang, Wenjie and Huang, Houjing and Zhang, Zhang and Chen, Xiaotang and Huang, Kaiqi and Zhang, Shu},
title = {Towards Rich Feature Discovery With Class Activation Maps Augmentation for Person Re-Identification},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}
}