Long-term person re-identification using true motion from videos

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Conference Proceeding
Proceedings - 2018 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2018, 2018, 2018-January pp. 494 - 502
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© 2018 IEEE. Most person re-identification approaches and benchmarks assume that pedestrians go across the surveillance network without significant appearance changes in a brief period, which explicitly restricts person re-identification to a short-term event and incurs inter-sample similarity measurement by appearance matching. However, pedestrians are likely to reappear in the surveillance network after a long-time interval (long-term) and change their wearing in many real-world scenarios. These scenarios inevitably cause appearances between subjects more ambiguous and indistinguishable. In this paper we consider these scenarios and propose a unified feature representation based on true motion cues from videos named FIne moTion encoDing (FITD). Our hypothesis is that people keep constant motion patterns under non-distraction walking condition. Therefore, the motion characteristics are more reliable than static appearance feature to describe a walking person. Particularly, we extract motion patterns hierarchically by encoding trajectory-aligned descriptors with Fisher vectors in a spatial-aligned pyramid. To verify benefits of the proposed FITD, we collect a new dataset typically for the long-term situations. Extensive experiments demonstrate the merits of our FITD especially for the long-term scenarios.
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