Lightweight pyramid residual features with attention for person re-identification

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Person re-identification is one of the problems in the computer vision field that aims to retrieve similar human images in some image collections (or galleries). It is very useful for people searching or tracking in a closed environment (like a mall or building). One of the highlighted things on person re-identification problems is that the model is usually designed only for performance instead of performance and computing power consideration, which is applicable for devices with limited computing power. In this paper, we proposed a lightweight residual network with pyramid attention for person re-identification problems. The lightweight residual network adopted from the residual network (ResNet) model used for CIFAR dataset experiments consists of not more than two million parameters. An additional pyramid features extraction network and attention module are added to the network to improve the classifier's performance. We use CPFE (Context-aware Pyramid Features Extraction) network that utilizes atrous convolution with different dilation rates to extract the pyramid features. In addition, two different attention networks are used for the classifier: channel-wise and spatial-based attention networks. The proposed classifier is tested using widely use Market-1501 and DukeMTMC-reID person re-identification datasets. Experiments on Market-1501 and DukeMTMC-reID datasets show that our proposed classifier can perform well and outperform the classifier without CPFE and attention networks. Further investigation and ablation study shows that our proposed classifier has higher information density compared with other person re-identification methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Advances in Intelligent Informatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • Atrous convolution
  • Lightweight residual network
  • Person re-identification
  • Pyramid attention network


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