Unsupervised Vehicle Re-Identification Using Triplet Networks

Pedro Antonio Marin-Reyes, Andrea Palazzi, Luca Bergamini, Simone Calderara, Javier Lorenzo-Navarro, Rita Cucchiara; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2018, pp. 166-171


Vehicle re-identification plays a major role in modern smart surveillance systems. Specifically, the task requires the capability to predict the identity of a given vehicle, given a dataset of known associations, collected from different views and surveillance cameras. Generally, it can be cast as a ranking problem: given a probe image of a vehicle, the model needs to rank all database images based on their similarities w.r.t the probe image. In line with recent research, we devise a metric learning model that employs a supervision based on local constraints. In particular, we leverage pairwise and triplet constraints for training a network capable of assigning a high degree of similarity to samples sharing the same identity, while keeping different identities distant in feature space. Eventually, we show how vehicle tracking can be exploited to automatically generate a weakly labelled dataset that can be used to train the deep network for the task of vehicle re-identification. Learning and evaluation is carried out on the NVIDIA AI city challenge videos.

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author = {Antonio Marin-Reyes, Pedro and Palazzi, Andrea and Bergamini, Luca and Calderara, Simone and Lorenzo-Navarro, Javier and Cucchiara, Rita},
title = {Unsupervised Vehicle Re-Identification Using Triplet Networks},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2018}