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In this paper, we propose a novel face hallucination method to reconstruct a high-resolution face image from a low-resolution observation based on a set of high-and low-resolution local training image pairs. Instead of basing on probabilistic or manifold learning models, the proposed method synthesizes the high-resolution image patch using the same position(More)
Based on the manifold assumption, some face hallucination methods have been developed. However, since the super-resolution (SR) is an ill-posed problem, the manifold assumption does not hold always. To solve this problem, we modify the assumption using Easy-Partial Least Squares (EZ-PLS) algorithm and present a new face hallucination scheme using the(More)
Content-aware image resizing is a kind of new and effective approach for image resizing, which preserves image content well and does not cause obvious distortion when changing the aspect ratio of images. Recently, a seam based approach for content-aware image resizing was proposed by Avidan and Shamir. Their results are impressive, but because the method(More)
In this paper, we address the issue of extracting contour of the object with a specific shape. A hierarchical graphical model is proposed to represent shape variations. A complex shape is decomposed into several components which are described as principal component analysis (PCA) based models in various levels. The hierarchical representation allows for(More)
Low rank and sparse representation based methods, which make few specific assumptions about the background, have recently attracted wide attention in background modeling. With these methods, moving objects in the scene are modeled as pixel-wised sparse outliers. However, in many practical scenarios, the distributions of these moving parts are not truly(More)
Most face hallucination methods are usually limited to frontal face with small pose variations. This letter presents a simple and efficient multiview face hallucination (MFH) method to generate high-resolution (HR) multiview faces from a single given low-resolution (LR) one. The problem is addressed in two steps. A simple face transformation method is(More)
This letter proposes a novel single image super-resolution (SR) method based on the low-rank matrix recovery (LRMR) and neighbor embedding (NE). LRMR is used to explore the underlying structures of subspaces spanned by similar patches. Specifically, the training patches are first divided into groups. Then the LRMR technique is utilized to learn the latent(More)
In this letter, we propose a novel approach for learning coupled mappings to improve the performance of low-resolution (LR) face image recognition. The coupled mappings aim to project the LR probe images and high-resolution (HR) gallery images into a unified latent subspace, which is efficient to measure the similarity of face images with different(More)