Real-time Multiple People Tracking with Deeply Learned Candidate Selection and Person Re-Identification

12 Sep 2018  ·  Long Chen, Haizhou Ai, Zijie Zhuang, Chong Shang ·

Online multi-object tracking is a fundamental problem in time-critical video analysis applications. A major challenge in the popular tracking-by-detection framework is how to associate unreliable detection results with existing tracks... In this paper, we propose to handle unreliable detection by collecting candidates from outputs of both detection and tracking. The intuition behind generating redundant candidates is that detection and tracks can complement each other in different scenarios. Detection results of high confidence prevent tracking drifts in the long term, and predictions of tracks can handle noisy detection caused by occlusion. In order to apply optimal selection from a considerable amount of candidates in real-time, we present a novel scoring function based on a fully convolutional neural network, that shares most computations on the entire image. Moreover, we adopt a deeply learned appearance representation, which is trained on large-scale person re-identification datasets, to improve the identification ability of our tracker. Extensive experiments show that our tracker achieves real-time and state-of-the-art performance on a widely used people tracking benchmark. read more

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Task Dataset Model Metric Name Metric Value Global Rank Result Benchmark
Online Multi-Object Tracking MOT16 MOTDT MOTA 47.6 # 3
Multi-Object Tracking MOT16 MOTDT MOTA 47.6 # 16
Multi-Object Tracking MOT17 MOTDT17 MOTA 50.9 # 16

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