Learning Instance-Level Spatial-Temporal Patterns for Person Re-Identification

Min Ren, Lingxiao He, Xingyu Liao, Wu Liu, Yunlong Wang, Tieniu Tan; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021, pp. 14930-14939


Person re-identification (Re-ID) aims to match pedestrians under dis-joint cameras. Most Re-ID methods formulate it as visual representation learning and image search, and its accuracy is consequently affected greatly by the search space. Spatial-temporal information has been proven to be efficient to filter irrelevant negative samples and significantly improve Re-ID accuracy. However, existing spatial-temporal person Re-ID methods are still rough and do not exploit spatial-temporal information sufficiently. In this paper, we propose a novel instance-level and spatial-temporal disentangled Re-ID method (InSTD), to improve Re-ID accuracy. In our proposed framework, personalized information such as moving direction is explicitly considered to further narrow down the search space. Besides, the spatial-temporal transferring probability is disentangled from joint distribution to marginal distribution, so that outliers can also be well modeled. Abundant experimental analyses on two datasets are presented, which demonstrates the superiority and provides more insights into our method. The proposed method achieves mAP of 90.8% on Market-1501 and 89.1% on DukeMTMC-reID, improving from the baseline 82.2% and 72.7%, respectively. Besides, in order to provide a better benchmark for person re-identification, we release a cleaned data list of DukeMTMC-reID with this paper: https://github.com/RenMin1991/cleaned-DukeMTMC-reID.

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@InProceedings{Ren_2021_ICCV, author = {Ren, Min and He, Lingxiao and Liao, Xingyu and Liu, Wu and Wang, Yunlong and Tan, Tieniu}, title = {Learning Instance-Level Spatial-Temporal Patterns for Person Re-Identification}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)}, month = {October}, year = {2021}, pages = {14930-14939} }