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A Review of Person Re-Identification

Tong Jiang*

Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210000, China

* Corresponding Author: Tong Jiang. Email: email

Journal of New Media 2020, 2(2), 45-60.


Recently, person Re-identification (person Re-id) has attracted more and more attention, which has become a research focus of computer vision community. Person Re-id is used to ascertain whether the target pedestrians captured by cameras in different positions at different moments are the same person or not. However, due to the influence of various complex factors, person Re-id still has a lot of holes to be filled. In this paper, we first review the research process of person Re-id, and then, two kinds of mainstream methods for person Re-id are introduced respectively, according to the different types of training data they used. After that, we introduce some specific methods for different kinds of person Re-id, including handcrafted feature descriptor and metrics learning based methods as well as neural network based methods. Then, some commonly used datasets and their performance evaluation criteria are introduced. Finally, we compare these methods in order to display their advantages and disadvantages. Last but not list, depending on the current research status and development tendency, we make a prospect for person Re-id research.


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T. Jiang, "A review of person re-identification," Journal of New Media, vol. 2, no.2, pp. 45–60, 2020.

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