Top-Push Video-Based Person Re-Identification

Jinjie You, Ancong Wu, Xiang Li, Wei-Shi Zheng; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016, pp. 1345-1353


Most existing person re-identification (re-id) models focus on matching still person images across disjoint camera views using the setting of either single-shot or multi-shot. Since limited information can be exploited from still images, it is hard (if not impossible) to overcome the occlusion, pose and camera-view change, and lighting variation problems. In comparison, video-based re-id methods can utilize extra space-time information, which contains much more rich cues for matching to overcome the mentioned problems. However, in this work, we find that when using video-based representation, some inter-class difference can be much more obscure than the one when using still-image-based representation, because different people could not only have similar appearance but also may have similar motions and actions which are hard to align. To solve this problem, we propose a top-push distance learning model (TDL), in which we integrate a top-push constrain, for matching video features of persons. The top-push constraint enforces the optimization on top-rank matching in re-id, so as to make the matching model more effective towards selecting more discriminative features to distinguish different persons. Our experiments show that the proposed video-based re-id framework outperforms the state-of-the-art video-based re-id methods.

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author = {You, Jinjie and Wu, Ancong and Li, Xiang and Zheng, Wei-Shi},
title = {Top-Push Video-Based Person Re-Identification},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2016}