Attribute Manipulation Generative Adversarial Networks for Fashion Images

Kenan E. Ak, Joo Hwee Lim, Jo Yew Tham, Ashraf A. Kassim; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 10541-10550

Abstract


Recent advances in Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have made it possible to conduct multi-domain image-to-image translation using a single generative network. While recent methods such as Ganimation and SaGAN are able to conduct translations on attribute-relevant regions using attention, they do not perform well when the number of attributes increases as the training of attention masks mostly rely on classification losses. To address this and other limitations, we introduce Attribute Manipulation Generative Adversarial Networks (AMGAN) for fashion images. While AMGAN's generator network uses class activation maps (CAMs) to empower its attention mechanism, it also exploits perceptual losses by assigning reference (target) images based on attribute similarities. AMGAN incorporates an additional discriminator network that focuses on attribute-relevant regions to detect unrealistic translations. Additionally, AMGAN can be controlled to perform attribute manipulations on specific regions such as the sleeve or torso regions. Experiments show that AMGAN outperforms state-of-the-art methods using traditional evaluation metrics as well as an alternative one that is based on image retrieval.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Ak_2019_ICCV,
author = {Ak, Kenan E. and Lim, Joo Hwee and Tham, Jo Yew and Kassim, Ashraf A.},
title = {Attribute Manipulation Generative Adversarial Networks for Fashion Images},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}
}