Learning Multi-target Tracking with Quadratic Object Interactions
icon We describe a model for multi-target tracking based on associating collections of candidate detections across frames of a video. In order to model pairwise interactions between different tracks, such as suppression of overlapping tracks and contextual cues about co-occurence of different objects, we augment a standard min-cost flow objective with quadratic terms between detection variables. We learn the parameters of this model using structured prediction and a loss function which approximates the multi-target tracking accuracy. We evaluate two different approaches to finding an optimal set of tracks under model objective based on an LP relaxation and a novel greedy extension to dynamic pro- gramming that handles pairwise interactions. We find the greedy algorithm achieves equivalent performance to the LP relaxation while being 2-7x faster than a commercial solver. The resulting model with learned parameters out- performs existing methods across several categories on the KITTI tracking benchmark.

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Shaofei Wang and Charless C. Fowlkes. Learning multi-target tracking with quadratic object interactions. arXiv:, 2014. URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1412.2066.

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    author = "Wang, Shaofei and Fowlkes, Charless C.",
    title = "Learning Multi-target Tracking with Quadratic Object Interactions",
    journal = "arXiv:",
    volume = "abs/1412.2066",
    year = "2014",
    url = "http://arxiv.org/abs/1412.2066",
    tag = "object_recognition"