Semi-Supervised Coupled Dictionary Learning for Person Re-identification

Xiao Liu, Mingli Song, Dacheng Tao, Xingchen Zhou, Chun Chen, Jiajun Bu; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 3550-3557


The desirability of being able to search for specific persons in surveillance videos captured by different cameras has increasingly motivated interest in the problem of person re-identification, which is a critical yet under-addressed challenge in multi-camera tracking systems. The main difficulty of person re-identification arises from the variations in human appearances from different camera views. In this paper, to bridge the human appearance variations across cameras, two coupled dictionaries that relate to the gallery and probe cameras are jointly learned in the training phase from both labeled and unlabeled images. The labeled training images carry the relationship between features from different cameras, and the abundant unlabeled training images are introduced to exploit the geometry of the marginal distribution for obtaining robust sparse representation. In the testing phase, the feature of each target image from the probe camera is first encoded by the sparse representation and then recovered in the feature space spanned by the images from the gallery camera. The features of the same person from different cameras are similar following the above transformation. Experimental results on publicly available datasets demonstrate the superiority of our method.

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author = {Liu, Xiao and Song, Mingli and Tao, Dacheng and Zhou, Xingchen and Chen, Chun and Bu, Jiajun},
title = {Semi-Supervised Coupled Dictionary Learning for Person Re-identification},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}