Towards Precise Intra-Camera Supervised Person Re-Identification

Menglin Wang, Baisheng Lai, Haokun Chen, Jianqiang Huang, Xiaojin Gong, Xian-Sheng Hua; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2021, pp. 3229-3238


Intra-camera supervision (ICS) for person re-identification (Re-ID) assumes that identity labels are independently annotated within each camera view and no inter-camera identity association is labeled. It is a new setting proposed recently to reduce the burden of annotation while expect to maintain desirable Re-ID performance. However, the lack of inter-camera labels makes the ICS Re-ID problem much more challenging than the fully supervised counterpart. By investigating the characteristics of ICS, this paper proposes jointly learned camera-specific non-parametric classifiers, together with a hybrid mining quintuplet loss, to perform intra-camera learning. Then, an inter-camera learning module consisting of a graph-based ID association step and a Re-ID model updating step is conducted. Extensive experiments on three large-scale Re-ID datasets show that our approach outperforms all existing ICS works by a great margin. Our approach performs even comparable to state-of-the-art fully supervised methods in two of the datasets.

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@InProceedings{Wang_2021_WACV, author = {Wang, Menglin and Lai, Baisheng and Chen, Haokun and Huang, Jianqiang and Gong, Xiaojin and Hua, Xian-Sheng}, title = {Towards Precise Intra-Camera Supervised Person Re-Identification}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)}, month = {January}, year = {2021}, pages = {3229-3238} }