- Siamese Instance Search for Tracking
- 29th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Book/source title
- Proceedings 29th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition : CVPR 2016
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- 26 June-1 July 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada
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- Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society
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- Conference contribution
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Informatics Institute (IVI)
In this paper we present a tracker, which is radically different from state-of-the-art trackers: we apply no model updating, no occlusion detection, no combination of trackers, no geometric matching, and still deliver state-of-the-art tracking performance, as demonstrated on the popular online tracking benchmark (OTB) and six very challenging YouTube videos. The presented tracker simply matches the initial patch of the target in the first frame with candidates in a new frame and returns the most similar patch by a learned matching function. The strength of the matching function comes from being extensively trained generically, i.e., without any data of the target, using a Siamese deep neural network, which we design for tracking. Once learned, the matching function is used as is, without any adapting, to track previously unseen targets. It turns out that the learned matching function is so powerful that a simple tracker built upon it, coined Siamese INstance search Tracker, SINT, which only uses the original observation of the target from the first frame, suffices to reach state-of-the-art performance. Further, we show the proposed tracker even allows for target re-identification after the target was absent for a complete video shot.
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