Markov Weight Fields for face sketch synthesis

Hao Zhou, Zhanghui Kuang, K. K. Wong
2012 2012 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition  
Great progress has been made in face sketch synthesis in recent years. State-of-the-art methods commonly apply a Markov Random Fields (MRF) model to select local sketch patches from a set of training data. Such methods, however, have two major drawbacks. Firstly, the MRF model used cannot synthesize new sketch patches. Secondly, the optimization problem in solving the MRF is NP-hard. In this paper, we propose a novel Markov Weight Fields (MWF) model that is capable of synthesizing new sketch
more » ... ches. We formulate our model into a convex quadratic programming (QP) problem to which the optimal solution is guaranteed. Based on the Markov property of our model, we further propose a cascade decomposition method (CDM) for solving such a large scale QP problem efficiently. Experimental results on the CUHK face sketch database and celebrity photos show that our model outperforms the common MRF model used in other state-of-the-art methods.
doi:10.1109/cvpr.2012.6247788 dblp:conf/cvpr/ZhouKW12 fatcat:47sy6fqopnbqlbd4etzqgjr7re