Online Multi-modal Person Search in Videos

Jiangyue Xia, Anyi Rao, Qingqiu Huang, Linning Xu, Jiangtao Wen, Dahua Lin ;


The task of searching certain people in videos has seen increasing potential in real-world applications, such as video organization and editing. Most existing approaches are devised to work in an offline manner, where identifies can only be inferred after an entire video is examined. This working manner precludes such methods from being applied to online services or those applications that require real-time responses. In this paper, we propose an online person search framework, which can recognize people in a video on the fly. This framework maintains a multi-modal memory bank at its heart as the basis for person recognition, and updates it dynamically with a policy obtained by reinforcement learning. Our experiments on a large movie dataset show that the proposed method is effective, not only achieving remarkable improvements over strong online schemes but also outperforming offline methods. "

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