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Presentation 2009-02-28 14:00
Generation of caricatures by the automatic selection of templates for shapes and placement of facial parts
Masakazu Tsuchihashi, Jun-ichi Imai, Masahide Kaneko (UEC)
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(in English) This paper proposes the template-based method to generate expressive caricatures automatically. This method consists of two steps, that is, the first step to extract and analyze facial parts in an input facial image, and the second step to select an appropriate template for each facial part. Facial parts such as eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth are extracted from an input face image by using a shape-based pattern matching method. Feature parameters are calculated using principal component analysis on luminance distribution of facial parts extracted from the facial image database of 300 people. Next a hierarchical clustering method is applied to classify facial parts into multiple classes with similar shapes. Multi-class classifier is designed by SVM based on feature parameters and classified results. A class of each facial part in an input face is determined by the multi-class classifier and a caricature can be generated by assigning an appropriate template to each of facial parts. Each template represents the typical or exaggerated shape of selected class. The proposed method reduces the operator’s load to interactively select and operate templates. Subjective evaluation of automatically generated caricatures shows the usefulness of the proposed method.
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(in English) Facial features / Automatic extraction / Principal component analysis / Facial caricatures / Shapes of facial parts / Template / /  
Reference Info. ITE Tech. Rep., vol. 33, no. 11, ME2008-71, pp. 77-80, Feb. 2009.
Paper # ME2008-71 
Date of Issue 2009-02-21 (ME) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 1342-6893
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Committee ME  
Conference Date 2009-02-28 - 2009-02-28 
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Place (in English) Kanto Gakuin Univ. 
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Conference Code 2009-02-ME 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Generation of caricatures by the automatic selection of templates for shapes and placement of facial parts 
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Keyword(1) Facial features  
Keyword(2) Automatic extraction  
Keyword(3) Principal component analysis  
Keyword(4) Facial caricatures  
Keyword(5) Shapes of facial parts  
Keyword(6) Template  
1st Author's Name Masakazu Tsuchihashi  
1st Author's Affiliation The University of Electro-Communications (UEC)
2nd Author's Name Jun-ichi Imai  
2nd Author's Affiliation The University of Electro-Communications (UEC)
3rd Author's Name Masahide Kaneko  
3rd Author's Affiliation The University of Electro-Communications (UEC)
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Date Time 2009-02-28 14:00:00 
Presentation Time 15 minutes 
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Paper # ME2008-71 
Volume (vol) vol.33 
Number (no) no.11 
Page pp.77-80 
Date of Issue 2009-02-21 (ME) 

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