Learning Optimal Parameters for Multi-target Tracking
We describe an end-to-end framework for learning parameters of min-cost flow multitarget tracking problem with quadratic trajectory interactions including suppression of overlapping tracks and contextual cues about co-occurrence of different objects. Our approach utilizes structured prediction with a tracking-specific loss function to learn the complete set of model parameters. Under our learning framework, we evaluate two different approaches to finding an optimal set of tracks under quadratic model objective based on an LP relaxation and a novel greedy extension to dynamic programming that handles pairwise interactions. We find the greedy algorithm achieves almost equivalent accuracy to the LP relaxation while being 2-7x faster than a commercial solver. We evaluate trained models on the challenging MOT and KITTI benchmarks. Surprisingly, we find that with proper parameter learning, our simple data-association model without explicit appearance/motion reasoning is able to outperform many state-of-the-art methods that use far more complex motion features and affinity metric learning.
Text ReferenceShaofei Wang and Charless C. Fowlkes. Learning optimal parameters for multi-target tracking. In British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC). 2015.
author = "Wang, Shaofei and Fowlkes, Charless C.",
title = "Learning Optimal Parameters for Multi-target Tracking",
booktitle = "British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC)",
year = "2015",
tag = "object_recognition"