Dense-Scale Feature Learning in Person Re-identification

Li Wang, Baoyu Fan, Zhenhua Guo, Yaqian Zhao, Runze Zhang, Rengang Li, Weifeng Gong

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For mass pedestrians re-identification (Re-ID), models must be capable of representing extremely complex and diverse multi-scale features. However, existing models only learn limited multi-scale features in a multi-branches manner, and directly expanding the number of scale branches for more scales will confuse the discrimination and affect performance. Because for a specific input image, there are a few scale features that are critical. In order to fulfill vast scale representation for person Re-ID and solve the contradiction of excessive scale declining performance, we proposed a novel Dense-Scale Feature Learning Network (DSLNet) which consist of two core components: Dense Connection Group (DCG) for providing abundant scale features, and Channel-Wise Scale Selection (CSS) module for dynamic select the most discriminative scale features to each input image. DCG is composed of a densely connected convolutional stream. The receptive field gradually increases as the feature flows along the convolution stream. Dense shortcut connections provide much more fused multi-scale features than existing methods. CSS is a novel attention module different from any existing model which calculates attention along the branch direction. By enhancing or suppressing specific scale branches, truly channel-wised multi-scale selection is realized. To the best of our knowledge, DSLNet is most lightweight and achieves state-of-the-art performance among lightweight models on four commonly used Re-ID datasets, surpassing most large-scale models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ACCV 2020 - 15th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, 2020, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsHiroshi Ishikawa, Cheng-Lin Liu, Tomas Pajdla, Jianbo Shi
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030695439
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 30 Nov 20204 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12627 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2020
CityVirtual, Online


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