Stylized Adversarial AutoEncoder for Image Generation

Yiru Zhao, Bing Deng, Jianqiang Huang, Hongtao Lu, Xian-Sheng Hua
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Multimedia Conference - MM '17  
In this paper, we propose an autoencoder-based generative adversarial network (GAN) for automatic image generation, which is called "stylized adversarial autoencoder". Di erent from existing generative autoencoders which typically impose a prior distribution over the latent vector, the proposed approach splits the latent variable into two components: style feature and content feature, both encoded from real images. The split of the latent vector enables us adjusting the content and the style of
more » ... nt and the style of the generated image arbitrarily by choosing di erent exemplary images. In addition, a multiclass classi er is adopted in the GAN network as the discriminator, which makes the generated images more realistic. We performed experiments on hand-writing digits, scene text and face datasets, in which the stylized adversarial autoencoder achieves superior results for image generation as well as remarkably improves the corresponding supervised recognition task.
doi:10.1145/3123266.3123450 dblp:conf/mm/ZhaoDHLH17 fatcat:hnmoizwspnbanis3p3ncfhcrq4