Taking Modality-free Human Identification as Zero-shot Learning [article]

Zhizhe Liu, Xingxing Zhang, Zhenfeng Zhu, Shuai Zheng, Yao Zhao, Jian Cheng
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Human identification is an important topic in event detection, person tracking, and public security. There have been numerous methods proposed for human identification, such as face identification, person re-identification, and gait identification. Typically, existing methods predominantly classify a queried image to a specific identity in an image gallery set (I2I). This is seriously limited for the scenario where only a textual description of the query or an attribute gallery set is available
more » ... in a wide range of video surveillance applications (A2I or I2A). However, very few efforts have been devoted towards modality-free identification, i.e., identifying a query in a gallery set in a scalable way. In this work, we take an initial attempt, and formulate such a novel Modality-Free Human Identification (named MFHI) task as a generic zero-shot learning model in a scalable way. Meanwhile, it is capable of bridging the visual and semantic modalities by learning a discriminative prototype of each identity. In addition, the semantics-guided spatial attention is enforced on visual modality to obtain representations with both high global category-level and local attribute-level discrimination. Finally, we design and conduct an extensive group of experiments on two common challenging identification tasks, including face identification and person re-identification, demonstrating that our method outperforms a wide variety of state-of-the-art methods on modality-free human identification.
arXiv:2010.00975v1 fatcat:p5vx4d4msjdgxm3n3d4rbcsuim