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Generic Active Appearance Models Revisited

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Computer Vision – ACCV 2012 (ACCV 2012)

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The proposed Active Orientation Models (AOMs) are generative models of facial shape and appearance. Their main differences with the well-known paradigm of Active Appearance Models (AAMs) are (i) they use a different statistical model of appearance, (ii) they are accompanied by a robust algorithm for model fitting and parameter estimation and (iii) and, most importantly, they generalize well to unseen faces and variations. Their main similarity is computational complexity. The project-out version of AOMs is as computationally efficient as the standard project-out inverse compositional algorithm which is admittedly the fastest algorithm for fitting AAMs. We show that not only does the AOM generalize well to unseen identities, but also it outperforms state-of-the-art algorithms for the same task by a large margin. Finally, we prove our claims by providing Matlab code for reproducing our experiments ( http://ibug.doc.ic.ac.uk/resources ).

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Tzimiropoulos, G., Alabort-i-Medina, J., Zafeiriou, S., Pantic, M. (2013). Generic Active Appearance Models Revisited. In: Lee, K.M., Matsushita, Y., Rehg, J.M., Hu, Z. (eds) Computer Vision – ACCV 2012. ACCV 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7726. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37431-9_50

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