Face Hallucination: Theory and Practice

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Face Hallucination: Theory and Practice
In this paper, we study face hallucination, or synthesizing a high-resolution face image from an input low-resolution image, with the help of a large collection of other high-resolution face images. Our theoretical contribution is a two-step statistical modeling approach that integrates both a global parametric model and a local nonparametric model. At the first step, we derive a global linear model to learn the relationship between the high-resolution face images and their smoothed and down-sampled lower resolution ones. At the second step, we model the residue between an original high-resolution image and the reconstructed high-resolution image after applying the learned linear model by a patch-based non-parametric Markov network, to capture the high-frequency content. By integrating both global and local models, we can generate photorealistic face images. A practical contribution is a robust warping algorithm to align the low-resolution face images to obtain good hallucination res...
Ce Liu, Heung-Yeung Shum, William T. Freeman
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where IJCV
Authors Ce Liu, Heung-Yeung Shum, William T. Freeman
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