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Reconstruction of Partially Damaged Face Images Based on a Morphable Face Model
March 2003 (vol. 25 no. 3)
pp. 365-372
Bon-Woo Hwang, IEEE Computer Society
Seong-Whan Lee, IEEE Computer Society

Abstract—This paper proposes a method for reconstructing partially damaged faces based on a morphable face model. Faces are modeled by linear combinations of prototypes of shape and texture. With the shape and texture information from an undamaged region only, we can estimate optimal coefficients for linear combinations of prototypes of shape and texture by simple projection for least-square minimization (LSM). Our experimental results show that reconstructed faces are very natural and plausible like real photos.

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Index Terms:
Face reconstruction, face synthesis, morphable face model, least-square minimization, damaged face.
Citation:
Bon-Woo Hwang, Seong-Whan Lee, "Reconstruction of Partially Damaged Face Images Based on a Morphable Face Model," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 365-372, March 2003, doi:10.1109/TPAMI.2003.1182099
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