Title: Tracklet and signature representation for multi-shot person re-identification using part appearance mixture approach

Authors: Salwa Baabou; Furqan M. Khan; François Bremond; Awatef Ben Fradj; Mohamed Amine Farah; Abdennaceur Kachouri

Addresses: National Engineering School of Gabes, University of Gabes, Tunisia; Laboratory of Electronics and Information Technology (LETI), National Engineering School of Sfax, University of Sfax, B.P.W. 3038, Sfax, Tunisia ' INRIA Sophia Antipolis, 2004 Route des Lucioles, BP93 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, 06902, France ' INRIA Sophia Antipolis, 2004 Route des Lucioles, BP93 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, 06902, France ' Laboratory of Electronics and Information Technology (LETI), National Engineering School of Sfax, University of Sfax, B.P.W. 3038, Sfax, Tunisia ' Laboratory of Electronics and Information Technology (LETI), National Engineering School of Sfax, University of Sfax, B.P.W. 3038, Sfax, Tunisia ' Laboratory of Electronics and Information Technology (LETI), National Engineering School of Sfax, University of Sfax, B.P.W. 3038, Sfax, Tunisia

Abstract: Person re-identification (Re-ID) is a simple task that consists recognising different persons between several non-overlapped cameras. The Re-ID system is divided into two main stages: 1) extracting feature representations to construct a person's appearance signature; 2) establishing the correspondence/matching by learning similarity metrics or ranking functions. However, person Re-ID is a challenging task due to similarity of human's appearance. This paper provides a representation of the appearance descriptors, called signatures, for multi-shot person Re-ID. First, we will present the tracklets, i.e., trajectories of persons. Then, we compute the signature and represent it based on the approach of part appearance mixture (PAM). An evaluation of the quality of this signature representation is also described in order to essentially solve the problems of high variance in a person's appearance, occlusions, illumination changes and person's pose. Experiments and results on two public datasets and on our own dataset show good performances.

Keywords: Person re-identification; re-identification; Re-ID; part appearance mixture; PAM; approach; tracklet; signature representation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSSS.2018.101596

International Journal of Digital Signals and Smart Systems, 2018 Vol.2 No.4, pp.330 - 344

Received: 12 Apr 2018
Accepted: 25 Dec 2018

Published online: 06 Aug 2019 *

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