Sensors, Vol. 23, Pages 4988: Joint Modal Alignment and Feature Enhancement for Visible-Infrared Person Re-Identification

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Sensors, Vol. 23, Pages 4988: Joint Modal Alignment and Feature Enhancement for Visible-Infrared Person Re-Identification

Sensors doi: 10.3390/s23114988

Authors:
Ronghui Lin
Rong Wang
Wenjing Zhang
Ao Wu
Yihan Bi

Visible-infrared person re-identification aims to solve the matching problem between cross-camera and cross-modal person images. Existing methods strive to perform better cross-modal alignment, but often neglect the critical importance of feature enhancement for achieving better performance. Therefore, we proposed an effective method that combines both modal alignment and feature enhancement. Specifically, we introduced Visible-Infrared Modal Data Augmentation (VIMDA) for visible images to improve modal alignment. Margin MMD-ID Loss was also used to further enhance modal alignment and optimize model convergence. Then, we proposed Multi-Grain Feature Extraction (MGFE) Structure for feature enhancement to further improve recognition performance. Extensive experiments have been carried out on SYSY-MM01 and RegDB. The result indicates that our method outperforms the current state-of-the-art method for visible-infrared person re-identification. Ablation experiments verified the effectiveness of the proposed method.

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