Inverse Compositional Spatial Transformer Networks

Chen-Hsuan Lin, Simon Lucey; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017, pp. 2568-2576

Abstract


In this paper, we establish a theoretical connection between the classical Lucas & Kanade (LK) algorithm and the emerging topic of Spatial Transformer Networks (STNs). STNs are of interest to the vision and learning communities due to their natural ability to combine alignment and classification within the same theoretical framework. Inspired by the Inverse Compositional (IC) variant of the LK algorithm, we present Inverse Compositional Spatial Transformer Networks (IC-STNs). We demonstrate that IC-STNs can achieve better performance than conventional STNs with less model capacity; in particular, we show superior performance in pure image alignment tasks as well as joint alignment/classification problems on real-world problems.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Lin_2017_CVPR,
author = {Lin, Chen-Hsuan and Lucey, Simon},
title = {Inverse Compositional Spatial Transformer Networks},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {July},
year = {2017}
}