SCFNet: A Spatial-Channel Features Network based on Heterocentric Sample Loss for Visible-Infrared Person Re-Identification
Cross-modality person re-identification between visible and infrared images has become a research hotspot in the image retrieval field due to its potential application scenarios. Existing research usually designs loss functions around samples or sample centers, mainly focusing on reducing cross-modality discrepancy and intra-modality variations. However, the sample-based loss function is susceptible to outliers, and the center-based loss function is not compact enough between features. To address the above issues, we propose a novel loss function called Heterocentric Sample Loss. It optimizes both the sample features and the center of the sample features in the batch. In addition, we also propose a network structure combining spatial and channel features and a random channel enhancement method, which improves feature discrimination and robustness to color changes. Finally, we conduct extensive experiments on the SYSU-MM01 and RegDB datasets to demonstrate the superiority of the proposed method.