Background Segmentation for Vehicle Re-Identification [article]

Mingjie Wu, Yongfei Zhang, Tianyu Zhang, Wenqi Zhang
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Vehicle re-identification (Re-ID) is very important in intelligent transportation and video surveillance.Prior works focus on extracting discriminative features from visual appearance of vehicles or using visual-spatio-temporal information.However, background interference in vehicle re-identification have not been explored.In the actual large-scale spatio-temporal scenes, the same vehicle usually appears in different backgrounds while different vehicles might appear in the same background,
more » ... will seriously affect the re-identification performance. To the best of our knowledge, this paper is the first to consider the background interference problem in vehicle re-identification. We construct a vehicle segmentation dataset and develop a vehicle Re-ID framework with a background interference removal (BIR) mechanism to improve the vehicle Re-ID performance as well as robustness against complex background in large-scale spatio-temporal scenes. Extensive experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed framework, with an average 9% gain on mAP over state-of-the-art vehicle Re-ID algorithms.
arXiv:1910.06613v1 fatcat:xixds46b4bgmxgls2nyhaotmbq