SSR-Net: A Spatial Structural Relation Network for Vehicle Re-identification

Zheming Xu, Lili Wei, Congyan Lang, Songhe Feng, Tao Wang, Adrian Gheorghe Bors, Hongzhe Liu

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Vehicle re-identification (Re-ID) represents the task aiming to identify the same vehicle from images captured by different cameras. Recent years have seen various feature learning based approaches merely focusing on feature representations including global features or local features to obtain more subtle details to identify highly similar vehicles. However, few such methods consider the spatial geometrical structure relationship among local regions or between the global and local regions. By contrast, in this study, we propose a Spatial Structural Relation Network (SSR-Net) which explores the above-mentioned two kinds of relations simultaneously to learn more discriminative features by modeling the spatial structure information and global context information. In this paper we propose to adopt a Graph Convolution Network (GCN), for modeling spatial structural relationships among characteristic features. The GCN model aggregating the local and global features is shown to be more discriminative and robust to several car image transformations. To improve the performance of our proposed network, we jointly combine the classification loss with metric learning loss. Extensive experiments conducted on the public VehicleID and VeRi-776 datasets validate the effectiveness of our approach in comparison with recent works.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3578578
Number of pages22
JournalACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2022

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