HOG active appearance models

Antonakos, Epameinondas, Alabort-i-Medina, Joan, Tzimiropoulos, Georgios and Zafeiriou, Stefanos (2014) HOG active appearance models. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 27-30 Oct 2014, Paris, France.

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We propose the combination of dense Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) features with Active Appearance Models (AAMs). We employ the efficient Inverse Compositional optimization technique and show results for the task of face fitting. By taking advantage of the descriptive characteristics of HOG features, we build robust and accurate AAMs that generalize well to unseen faces with illumination, identity, pose and occlusion variations. Our experiments on challenging in-the-wild databases show that HOG AAMs significantly outperform current state-of-the-art results of discriminative methods trained on larger databases.

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Keywords: Active appearance models, Histogram of orientated gradients, Inverse compositional optimization
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Tzimiropoulos, Yorgos
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 11:12
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2018 12:27
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31441

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