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DenseReg: Fully Convolutional Dense Shape Regression In-the-Wild

Guler, RA; Trigeorgis, G; Antonakos, E; Snape, P; Zafeiriou, S; Kokkinos, I; (2017) DenseReg: Fully Convolutional Dense Shape Regression In-the-Wild. In: (Proceedings) 30th IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). (pp. pp. 2614-2623). IEEE Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper we propose to learn a mapping from image pixels into a dense template grid through a fully convolutional network. We formulate this task as a regression problem and train our network by leveraging upon manually annotated facial landmarks "in-the-wild". We use such landmarks to establish a dense correspondence field between a three-dimensional object template and the input image, which then serves as the ground-truth for training our regression system. We show that we can combine ideas from semantic segmentation with regression networks, yielding a highly-accurate quantized regression architecture. Our system, called DenseReg, allows us to estimate dense image-to-template correspondences in a fully convolutional manner. As such our network can provide useful correspondence information as a stand-alone system, while when used as an initialization for Statistical Deformable Models we obtain landmark localization results that largely outperform the current state-of-the-art on the challenging 300W benchmark. We thoroughly evaluate our method on a host of facial analysis tasks, and demonstrate its use for other correspondence estimation tasks, such as the human body and the human ear. DenseReg code is made available at http://alpguler.com/DenseReg.html along with supplementary materials.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: DenseReg: Fully Convolutional Dense Shape Regression In-the-Wild
Event: 30th IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
Location: Honolulu, HI
Dates: 21 July 2017 - 26 July 2017
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/CVPR.2017.280
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1109/CVPR.2017.280
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Theory & Methods, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Computer Science, Engineering
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10060981
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