Advances in Active Appearance Models

G. J. Edwards, T. F. Cootes, C. J. Taylor

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    This paper presents advances in the construction and use of Active Appearance Models (AAMs) for image interpretation. AAMs are photo-realistic generative models of object appearance that can be used to rapidly locate deformable objects in images. We extend the AAM method to include coloured texture and present an enhanced search algorithm with the ability to locate partially occluded objects. Previously, AAMs have been limited by the need for good manual initialization. In this paper, we describe a hierarchical search algorithm that overcomes this drawback. The extended AAM method provides a complete, unified scheme for model based image interpretation. We demonstrate the application of the scheme to the task of locating faces in images.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision|Proc IEEE Int Conf Comput Vision
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    EventProceedings of the 1999 7th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV'99) - Kerkyra, Greece
    Duration: 1 Jul 1999 → …


    ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 7th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV'99)
    CityKerkyra, Greece
    Period1/07/99 → …


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