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Closed and Open World Multi-shot Person Re-identification

Abstract : In this thesis we tackle the open world person re-identification task in which the people we want to re-identify (probe) might not appear in the database of known identities (gallery). For a given probe person, the goal is to find out whether he is present in the gallery or not and if so, who he is. Our first contribution is based on a verification formulation of the problem. A linear transformation of the features is learnt so that the distance between features of the same person are below a threshold and that of distinct people are above that same threshold so that it is easy to determine whether two sets of images represent the same person or not. Our other contributions are based on collaborative sparse representations. A usual way to use collaborative sparse representation for re-identification is to approximate the feature of a probe image by a sparse linear combination of gallery elements, where all the known identities collaborate but only the most similar elements are selected. Gallery identities are then ranked according to how much they contributed to the approximation. We propose to enhance the collaborative aspect so that collaborative sparse representations can be used not only as a ranking tool but also as a detection tool which rejects wrong matches. A bidirectional variant gives even more robust results by taking into account the fact that a good match is a match where there is a reciprocal relation in which both the probe and the gallery identities consider the other one as a good match. COPReV shows average performances but bidirectional collaboration enhanced sparse representation method outperforms state-of-the-art methods for open world scenarios.
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Solène Chan-Lang. Closed and Open World Multi-shot Person Re-identification. Systems and Control [cs.SY]. Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, 2017. English. ⟨NNT : 2017PA066389⟩. ⟨tel-01810504⟩

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