A Coupled Hidden Markov Random Field Model for Simultaneous Face Clustering and Tracking in Videos

Baoyuan Wu, Bao-Gang Hu, Qiang Ji

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Abstract

Face clustering and face tracking are two areas of active research in automatic facial video processing. They, however, have long been studied separately, despite the inherent link between them. In this paper, we propose to perform simultaneous face clustering and face tracking from real world videos. The motivation for the proposed research is that face clustering and face tracking can provide useful information and constraints to each other, thus can bootstrap and improve the performances of each other. To this end, we introduce a Coupled Hidden Markov Random Field (CHMRF) to simultaneously model face clustering, face tracking, and their interactions. We provide an effective algorithm based on constrained clustering and optimal tracking for the joint optimization of cluster labels and face tracking. We demonstrate significant improvements over state-of-the-art results in face clustering and tracking on several videos.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-373
Number of pages13
JournalPattern Recognition
Volume64
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2016

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