Multi-band Modelling of Appearance

Mikkel B. Stegmann, Rasmus Larsen

AbstractEarlier work has demonstrated generative models capable of synthesising near photo-realistic grey-scale images of objects. These models have been augmented with colour information, and recently with edge information. This paper extends the active appearance model framework by modelling the appearance of both derived feature bands and an intensity band. As a special case of feature-band augmented appearance modelling we propose a dedicated representation with applications to face segmentation. The representation addresses a major problem within face recognition by lowering the sensitivity to lighting conditions. Results show that the localisation accuracy of facial features is considerably increased using this appearance representation under diffuse and directional lighting and at multiple scales.
KeywordsGenerative model; Active appearance model; Lighting invariance; Face recognition; Segmentation
TypeJournal paper [With referee]
JournalImage and Vision Computing
Year2003    Month January    Vol. 21    No. 1    pp. 61-67
PublisherElsevier Science
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IMM Group(s)Image Analysis & Computer Graphics

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