Person Search in Videos with One Portrait Through Visual and Temporal Links

Qingqiu Huang, Wentao Liu, Dahua Lin; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 425-441

Abstract


In real-world applications, e.g. law enforcement and video retrieval, one often needs to search a certain person in long videos with just one portrait. This is much more challenging than the conventional settings for person re-identification, as the search may need to be carried out in an environments different from where the portrait was taken. In this paper, we aim to tackle this challenge and propose a novel framework, which takes into account the identity invariance along a tracklet, thus allowing person identities to be propagated via both the visual and the temporal links. We also develop a novel scheme called Progressive Propagation via Competitive Consensus, which significantly improves the reliability of the propagation process. To promote the study of person search, we construct a large-scale benchmark, which contains 127K manually annotated tracklets from 192 movies. Experiments show that our approach remarkably outperforms mainstream person re-id methods, raising the mAP from 42.16% to 62.27%.

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@InProceedings{Huang_2018_ECCV,
author = {Huang, Qingqiu and Liu, Wentao and Lin, Dahua},
title = {Person Search in Videos with One Portrait Through Visual and Temporal Links},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}
}