Sixth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2004. Proceedings. (2004)
May 17, 2004 to May 19, 2004
Ming Zhao , Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China
Chun Chen , Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China
Stan Z. Li , Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, P.R. China
Jiajun Bu , Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China
Active Appearance Models (AAM) is very powerful for extracting objects, e.g. faces, from images. It is composed of two parts: the AAM subspace model and the AAM search. While these two parts are closely correlated, existing efforts treated them separately and had not considered how to optimize them overall. In this paper, an approach is proposed to optimize the subspace model while considering the search procedure. We ?rst perform a subspace error analysis, and then to minimize the AAM error we propose an approach which optimizes the subspace model according to the search procedure. For the subspace error analysis, we decomposed the subspace error into two parts, which are introduced by the subspace model and the search procedure respectively. This decomposition shows that the optimal results of AAM can be achieved only by optimizing both of them jointly rather than separately. Furthermore, based on this error decomposition, we develop a method to ?nd the optimal subspace model according to the search procedure by considering both the two decomposed errors. Experimental results demonstrate that our method can ?nd the optimal AAM subspace model rapidly and improve the performance of AAM signi?cantly.
C. Chen, J. Bu, M. Zhao and S. Z. Li, "Subspace Analysis and Optimization for AAM Based Face Alignment," Sixth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2004. Proceedings.(FG), Seoul, Korea, 2004, pp. 290.