Facial Image Reconstruction from a Corrupted Image by Support Vector Data Description


  • Bon-Woo Hwang Computer Graphics Research Section, Visual Contents Research Department, Contents Research Division, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, 218 Gajeongno, Yuseong-gu
  • Seung-Jun Kwon Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hannam University
  • Sang-Woong Lee Department of Computer Engineering, Chosun University, 309 Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju 501-759


Face reconstruction, morphable model, SVDD, multiple example image matching


This paper proposes a method of automatic facial reconstruction from a facial image partially corrupted by noise or occlusion. There are two key features of this method; the one is the automatic extraction of the correspondences between the corrupted input face and reference face without additional manual tasks; the other is the reconstruction of the complete facial information from corrupted facial information based on these correspondences. In this paper, we propose a non-iterative approach that can match multiple feature points in order to obtain the correspondences between the input image and the reference face. Furthermore, shape and texture of the whole face are reconstructed by SVDD (Support Vector Data Description) from the partial correspondences obtained by matching. The experimental results of facial image reconstructions show that the proposed SVDD-based reconstruction method gives smaller reconstruction errors for a facial image corrupted by Gaussian noise and occlusion than the existing linear projection reconstruction method with a regulation factor. The proposed method also reduces the mean intensity error per pixel by an average of 35 %, especially in the reconstruction of a facial image corrupted by Gaussian noise.


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Hwang, B.-W., Kwon, S.-J., & Lee, S.-W. (2014). Facial Image Reconstruction from a Corrupted Image by Support Vector Data Description. COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS, 32(6), 1212–1228. Retrieved from https://www.cai.sk/ojs/index.php/cai/article/view/2162