Non-Markovian Globally Consistent Multi-Object Tracking

Andrii Maksai, Xinchao Wang, Francois Fleuret, Pascal Fua; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 2544-2554


Many state-of-the-art approaches to multi-object tracking rely on detecting them in each frame independently, grouping detections into short but reliable trajectory segments, and then further grouping them into full trajectories. This grouping typically relies on imposing local smoothness constraints but almost never on enforcing more global ones on the trajectories. In this paper, we propose a non-Markovian approach to imposing global consistency by using behavioral patterns to guide the tracking algorithm. When used in conjunction with state-of-the-art tracking algorithms, this further increases their already good performance on multiple challenging datasets. We show significant improvements both in supervised settings where ground truth is available and behavioral patterns can be learned from it, and in completely unsupervised settings.

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author = {Maksai, Andrii and Wang, Xinchao and Fleuret, Francois and Fua, Pascal},
title = {Non-Markovian Globally Consistent Multi-Object Tracking},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}