Attention-based Few-Shot Person Re-identification Using Meta Learning

24 Jun 2018  ·  Alireza Rahimpour, Hairong Qi ·

In this paper, we investigate the challenging task of person re-identification from a new perspective and propose an end-to-end attention-based architecture for few-shot re-identification through meta-learning. The motivation for this task lies in the fact that humans, can usually identify another person after just seeing that given person a few times (or even once) by attending to their memory. On the other hand, the unique nature of the person re-identification problem, i.e., only few examples exist per identity and new identities always appearing during testing, calls for a few shot learning architecture with the capacity of handling new identities. Hence, we frame the problem within a meta-learning setting, where a neural network based meta-learner is trained to optimize a learner i.e., an attention-based matching function. Another challenge of the person re-identification problem is the small inter-class difference between different identities and large intra-class difference of the same identity. In order to increase the discriminative power of the model, we propose a new attention-based feature encoding scheme that takes into account the critical intra-view and cross-view relationship of images. We refer to the proposed Attention-based Re-identification Metalearning model as ARM. Extensive evaluations demonstrate the advantages of the ARM as compared to the state-of-the-art on the challenging PRID2011, CUHK01, CUHK03 and Market1501 datasets.

PDF Abstract


  Add Datasets introduced or used in this paper

Results from the Paper

  Submit results from this paper to get state-of-the-art GitHub badges and help the community compare results to other papers.


No methods listed for this paper. Add relevant methods here