A Coupled Encoder-Decoder Network for Joint Face Detection and Landmark Localization

Lezi Wang, Xiang Yu, Dimitris N. Metaxas

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Abstract

Face detection and landmark localization have been extensively investigated and are the prerequisite for many face applications, such as face recognition and 3D face reconstruction. Most existing methods achieve success on only one of the two problems. In this paper, we propose a coupled encoderdecoder network to jointly detect faces and localize facial key points. The encoder and decoder generate response maps for facial landmark localization. Moreover, we observe that the intermediate feature maps from the encoder and decoder have strong power in describing facial regions, which motivates us to build a unified framework by coupling the feature maps for multi-scale cascaded face detection. Experiments on face detection show strongly competitive results against the existing methods on two public benchmarks. The landmark localization further shows consistently better accuracy than state-of-the-arts on three face-in-the-wild databases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, FG 2017 - 1st International Workshop on Adaptive Shot Learning for Gesture Understanding and Production, ASL4GUP 2017, Biometrics in the Wild, Bwild 2017, Heterogeneous Face Recognition, HFR 2017, Joint Challenge on Dominant and Complementary Emotion Recognition Using Micro Emotion Features and Head-Pose Estimation, DCER and HPE 2017 and 3rd Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis Challenge, FERA 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages251-257
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509040230
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2017
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, FG 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: May 30 2017Jun 3 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, FG 2017 - 1st International Workshop on Adaptive Shot Learning for Gesture Understanding and Production, ASL4GUP 2017, Biometrics in the Wild, Bwild 2017, Heterogeneous Face Recognition, HFR 2017, Joint Challenge on Dominant and Complementary Emotion Recognition Using Micro Emotion Features and Head-Pose Estimation, DCER and HPE 2017 and 3rd Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis Challenge, FERA 2017

Other

Other12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, FG 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period5/30/176/3/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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