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Author, Editor
Author(s):
Blanz, Volker
Albrecht, Irene
Haber, Jörg
Seidel, Hans-Peter
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Not MPG Author(s):
Blanz, Volker
Haber, Joerg
Editor(s):
Gröller, Eduard
Szirmay-Kalos, László
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Not MPII Editor(s):
Gröller, Eduard
Szirmay-Kalos, László
BibTeX cite key*:
Albrecht_EG2006.pdf
Title, Booktitle
Title*:
Creating Face Models from Vague Mental Images
Booktitle*:
EUROGRAPHICS 2006 (EG'06)
Event, URLs
Conference URL::
http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/events/EG06/index.php
Downloading URL:
http://www.eg.org/EG/CGF/volume25/issue3/v25i3pp645-654.pdf
Event Address*:
Vienna, Austria
Language:
English
Event Date*
(no longer used):
Organization:
Event Start Date:
4 September 2006
Event End Date:
8 September 2006
Publisher
Name*:
Blackwell
URL:
Address*:
Oxford, UK
Type:
Vol, No, Year, pp.
Series:
Computer Graphics Forum
Volume:
25
Number:
3
Month:
Pages:
645-654
Year*:
2006
VG Wort Pages:
ISBN/ISSN:
Sequence Number:
DOI:
Note, Abstract, ©
(LaTeX) Abstract:
We present a novel approach to create plausible 3D face models from vague recollections or incomplete descriptions. This task plays an important role in police work, where composite facial images of suspects need to be created from vague descriptions given by the eyewitnesses of an incident. Our approach is based on a morphable model of 3D faces and takes into account correlations among facial features based on human anatomy and ethnicity. Using these correlations, unspeci?ed parts of the target face are automatically completed to yield a coherent face model. The system uses a novel paradigm for navigating face space and provides high-level control of facial attributes as well as the possibility to import facial features from a database. In addition, the user can specify a set of attribute constraints that are used to restrict the target face to a residual subspace. These constraints can also be enforced on the example faces in the database, bringing their appearance closer to the mental image of the user, and thus avoiding confusing exposure to entirely different faces. We also propose a novel approach for adapting the system to local populations based on additional image databases that are converted into our 3D representation by automated shape reconstruction. We demonstrate the applicability of our system in a simulated forensic scenario and compare our results with those obtained by a professional forensic artist using state-of-the-art software for creating composite images in police work.
URL for the Abstract:
http://www.eg.org/EG/CGF/volume25/issue3/v25i3pp645-654.pdf.abstract.pdf;internal&action=paperabstract.action
Keywords:
I.3.6 [Computer Graphics]: Methodology and Techniques—Interaction techniques I.4.10 [Image Processing and Computer Vision]: Image Representation— Hierarchical, Multidimensional, Statistical J.m [Computer Applications]: Miscellaneous—Forensic Sciences
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Correlation
MPG Unit:
Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
MPG Subunit:
Computer Graphics Group
Audience:
Expert
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BibTeX Entry:

@INPROCEEDINGS{Albrecht_EG2006.pdf,
AUTHOR = {Blanz, Volker and Albrecht, Irene and Haber, J{\"o}rg and Seidel, Hans-Peter},
EDITOR = {Gr{\"o}ller, Eduard and Szirmay-Kalos, L{\'a}szl{\"o}},
TITLE = {Creating Face Models from Vague Mental Images},
BOOKTITLE = {EUROGRAPHICS 2006 (EG'06)},
PUBLISHER = {Blackwell},
YEAR = {2006},
NUMBER = {3},
VOLUME = {25},
PAGES = {645--654},
SERIES = {Computer Graphics Forum},
ADDRESS = {Vienna, Austria},
ISBN = {0167-7055},
}


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