Tracking by Joint Local and Global Search: A Target-aware Attention based Approach [article]

Xiao Wang, Jin Tang, Bin Luo, Yaowei Wang, Yonghong Tian, Feng Wu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Tracking-by-detection is a very popular framework for single object tracking which attempts to search the target object within a local search window for each frame. Although such local search mechanism works well on simple videos, however, it makes the trackers sensitive to extremely challenging scenarios, such as heavy occlusion and fast motion. In this paper, we propose a novel and general target-aware attention mechanism (termed TANet) and integrate it with tracking-by-detection framework to
more » ... conduct joint local and global search for robust tracking. Specifically, we extract the features of target object patch and continuous video frames, then we concatenate and feed them into a decoder network to generate target-aware global attention maps. More importantly, we resort to adversarial training for better attention prediction. The appearance and motion discriminator networks are designed to ensure its consistency in spatial and temporal views. In the tracking procedure, we integrate the target-aware attention with multiple trackers by exploring candidate search regions for robust tracking. Extensive experiments on both short-term and long-term tracking benchmark datasets all validated the effectiveness of our algorithm. The project page of this paper can be found at .
arXiv:2106.04840v1 fatcat:3pktzebc6vfzrmr7ueu7l7qpd4