Super-Resolution of Facial Images in Video with Expression Changes

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Super-Resolution of Facial Images in Video with Expression Changes
Super-resolution (SR) of facial images from video suffers from facial expression changes. Most of the existing SR algorithms for facial images make an unrealistic assumption that the "perfect" registration has been done prior to the SR process. However, the registration is a challenging task for SR with expression changes. This paper proposes a new method for enhancing the resolution of low-resolution (LR) facial image by handling the facial image in a nonrigid manner. It consists of global tracking, local alignment for precise registration and SR algorithms. A B-spline based Resolution Aware Incremental Free Form Deformation (RAIFFD) model is used to recover a dense local nonrigid flow field. In this scheme, low-resolution image model is explicitly embedded in the optimization function formulation to simulate the formation of low resolution image. The results achieved by the proposed approach are significantly better as compared to the SR approaches applied on the whole fac...
Jiangang Yu, Bir Bhanu
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Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where AVSS
Authors Jiangang Yu, Bir Bhanu
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