Unsupervised holistic image generation from key local patches

Donghoon Lee, Sangdoo Yun, Sungjoon Choi, Hwiyeon Yoo, Ming-Hsuan Yang, Songhwai Oh; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 19-35

Abstract


We introduce a new problem of generating an image based on a small number of key local patches without any geometric prior. In this work, key local patches are defined as informative regions of the target object or scene. This is a challenging problem since it requires generating realistic images and predicting locations of parts at the same time. We construct adversarial networks to tackle this problem. A generator network generates a fake image as well as a mask based on the encoder-decoder framework. On the other hand, a discriminator network aims to detect fake images. The network is trained with three losses to consider spatial, appearance, and adversarial information. The spatial loss determines whether the locations of predicted parts are correct. Input patches are restored in the output image without much modification due to the appearance loss. The adversarial loss ensures output images are realistic. The proposed network is trained without supervisory signals since no labels of key parts are required. Experimental results on six datasets demonstrate that the proposed algorithm performs favorably on challenging objects and scenes.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Lee_2018_ECCV,
author = {Lee, Donghoon and Yun, Sangdoo and Choi, Sungjoon and Yoo, Hwiyeon and Yang, Ming-Hsuan and Oh, Songhwai},
title = {Unsupervised holistic image generation from key local patches},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}
}