Attribute-Guided Collaborative Learning for Partial Person Re-Identification

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IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence


Partial person re-identification (ReID) aims to solve the problem of image spatial misalignment due to occlusions or out-of-views. Despite significant progress through the introduction of additional information, such as human pose landmarks, mask maps, and spatial information, partial person ReID remains challenging due to noisy keypoints and impressionable pedestrian representations. To address these issues, we propose a unified attribute-guided collaborative learning scheme for partial person ReID. Specifically, we introduce an adaptive threshold-guided masked graph convolutional network that can dynamically remove untrustworthy edges to suppress the diffusion of noisy keypoints. Furthermore, we incorporate human attributes and devise a cyclic heterogeneous graph convolutional network to effectively fuse cross-modal pedestrian information through intra- and inter-graph interaction, resulting in robust pedestrian representations. Finally, to enhance keypoint representation learning, we design a novel part-based similarity constraint based on the axisymmetric characteristic of the human body. Extensive experiments on multiple public datasets have shown that our model achieves superior performance compared to other state-of-the-art baselines.

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Intra- and inter-graph interaction, masked graph convolution, partial person re-identification, Pedestrians, Feature extraction, Visualization, Noise measurement, Transformers, Semantics, Representation learning


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