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A Pose-Sensitive Embedding for Person Re-identification with Expanded Cross Neighborhood Re-ranking

: Sarfraz, Saquib; Schumann, Arne; Eberle, Andreas; Stiefelhagen, Rainer


Brown, M.S. ; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; Computer Vision Foundation -CVF-:
IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018. Proceedings : 18-22 June 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5386-6420-9
ISBN: 978-1-5386-6421-6
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) <2018, Salt Lake City/Utah>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IOSB ()

Person re-identification is a challenging retrieval task that requires matching a person's acquired image across non-overlapping camera views. In this paper we propose an effective approach that incorporates both the fine and coarse pose information of the person to learn a discriminative embedding. In contrast to the recent direction of explicitly modeling body parts or correcting for misalignment based on these, we show that a rather straightforward inclusion of acquired camera view and/or the detected joint locations into a convolutional neural network helps to learn a very effective representation. To increase retrieval performance, re-ranking techniques based on computed distances have recently gained much attention. We propose a new unsupervised and automatic re-ranking framework that achieves state-of-the-art re-ranking performance. We show that in contrast to the current state-of-the-art re-ranking methods our approach does not require to compute new rank lists for each image pair (e.g., based on reciprocal neighbors) and performs well by using simple direct rank list based comparison or even by just using the already computed euclidean distances between the images. We show that both our learned representation and our re-ranking method achieve state-of-the-art performance on a number of challenging surveillance image and video datasets. Code is available at