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Fitting a Single Active Appearance Model Simultaneously to Multiple Images

Changbo Hu, Jing Xiao, Iain Matthews, Simon Baker, Jeffrey Cohn and Takeo Kanade
Conference Paper, Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference, September, 2004

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Active Appearance Models (AAMs) are a well studied 2D deformable model. One recently proposed extension of AAMs to multiple images is the Coupled-View AAM. Coupled-View AAMs model the 2D shape and appearance of a face in two or more views simultaneously. The major limitation of Coupled-View AAMs, however, is that they are specific to a particular set of cameras, both in geometry and the photometric responses. In this paper, we describe how a single AAM can be fit to multiple images, captured simultaneously by cameras with arbitrary geometry and response functions. Our algorithm retains the major benefits of Coupled-View AAMs:~the integration of information from multiple images into a single model, and improved fitting robustness.

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author = {Changbo Hu and Jing Xiao and Iain Matthews and Simon Baker and Jeffrey Cohn and Takeo Kanade},
title = {Fitting a Single Active Appearance Model Simultaneously to Multiple Images},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference},
year = {2004},
month = {September},