Neural Person Search Machines

Hao Liu, Jiashi Feng, Zequn Jie, Karlekar Jayashree, Bo Zhao, Meibin Qi, Jianguo Jiang, Shuicheng Yan; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 493-501


We investigate the problem of person search in the wild in this work. Instead of comparing the query against all candidate regions generated in a query-blind manner, we propose to recursively shrink the search area from the whole image till achieving precise localization of the target person, by fully exploiting information from the query and contextual cues in every recursive search step. We develop the Neural Person Search Machines (NPSM) to implement such recursive localization for person search. Benefiting from its neural search mechanism, NPSM is able to selectively shrink its focus from a loose region to a tighter one containing the target automatically. In this process, NPSM employs an internal primitive memory component to memorize the query representation which modulates the attention and augments its robustness to other distracting regions. Evaluations on two benchmark datasets, CUHK-SYSU Person Search dataset and PRW dataset, have demonstrated that our method can outperform current state-of-the-arts in both mAP and top-1 evaluation protocols.

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author = {Liu, Hao and Feng, Jiashi and Jie, Zequn and Jayashree, Karlekar and Zhao, Bo and Qi, Meibin and Jiang, Jianguo and Yan, Shuicheng},
title = {Neural Person Search Machines},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}