Learning Discriminative and Generalizable Representations by Spatial-Channel Partition for Person Re-Identification

Hao Chen, Benoit Lagadec, Francois Bremond; The IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2020, pp. 2483-2492

Abstract


In Person Re-Identification (Re-ID) task, combining local and global features is a common strategy to overcome missing key parts and misalignment on models based only on global features. Using this combination, neural networks yield impressive performance in Re-ID task. Previous part-based models mainly focus on spatial partition strategies. Recently, operations on channel information, such as Group Normalization and Channel Attention, have brought significant progress to various visual tasks. However, channel partition has not drawn much attention in Person Re-ID. In this paper, we conduct a study to exploit the potential of channel partition in Re-ID task. Based on this study, we propose an end-to-end Spatial and Channel partition Representation network (SCR) in order to better exploit both spatial and channel information. Experiments conducted on three mainstream image-based evaluation protocols including Market-1501, DukeMTMC-ReID and CUHK03 and one video-based evaluation protocol MARS validate the performance of our model, which outperforms previous state-of-the-art in both single and cross domain Re-ID tasks.

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@InProceedings{Chen_2020_WACV,
author = {Chen, Hao and Lagadec, Benoit and Bremond, Francois},
title = {Learning Discriminative and Generalizable Representations by Spatial-Channel Partition for Person Re-Identification},
booktitle = {The IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)},
month = {March},
year = {2020}
}