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CVPR 2011 (2011)
Providence, RI
June 20, 2011 to June 25, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4577-0394-2
pp: 2793-2800
J. Susskind , Inst. for Neural Comput., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, USA
R. Memisevic , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
G. Hinton , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
M. Pollefeys , Dept. of Comput. Sci., ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
We describe a generative model of the relationship between two images. The model is defined as a factored three-way Boltzmann machine, in which hidden variables collaborate to define the joint correlation matrix for image pairs. Modeling the joint distribution over pairs makes it possible to efficiently match images that are the same according to a learned measure of similarity. We apply the model to several face matching tasks, and show that it learns to represent the input images using task-specific basis functions. Matching performance is superior to previous similar generative models, including recent conditional models of transformations. We also show that the model can be used as a plug-in matching score to perform invariant classification.
plug-in matching, joint density modeling, three-way Boltzmann machine, hidden variable collaboration, joint correlation matrix, image pair, images match, face matching, task-specific basis function, matching performance, similar generative model

G. Hinton, M. Pollefeys, J. Susskind and R. Memisevic, "Modeling the joint density of two images under a variety of transformations," CVPR 2011(CVPR), Providence, RI, 2011, pp. 2793-2800.
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