Instance-Guided Context Rendering for Cross-Domain Person Re-Identification

Yanbei Chen, Xiatian Zhu, Shaogang Gong; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 232-242


Existing person re-identification (re-id) methods mostly assume the availability of large-scale identity labels for model learning in any target domain deployment. This greatly limits their scalability in practice. To tackle this limitation, we propose a novel Instance-Guided Context Rendering scheme, which transfers the source person identities into diverse target domain contexts to enable supervised re-id model learning in the unlabelled target domain. Unlike previous image synthesis methods that transform the source person images into limited fixed target styles, our approach produces more visually plausible, and diverse synthetic training data. Specifically, we formulate a dual conditional generative adversarial network that augments each source person image with rich contextual variations. To explicitly achieve diverse rendering effects, we leverage abundant unlabelled target instances as contextual guidance for image generation. Extensive experiments on Market-1501, DukeMTMC-reID and CUHK03 benchmarks show that the re-id performance can be significantly improved when using our synthetic data in cross-domain re-id model learning.

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author = {Chen, Yanbei and Zhu, Xiatian and Gong, Shaogang},
title = {Instance-Guided Context Rendering for Cross-Domain Person Re-Identification},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}