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Retrieval based interactive cartoon synthesis via unsupervised bi-distance metric learning

Yang, Y. and Zhuang, Y. and Xu, D. and Pan, Y. and Tao, D. and Maybank, Stephen J. (2009) Retrieval based interactive cartoon synthesis via unsupervised bi-distance metric learning. In: 17th ACM international conference on Multimedia (MM '09), 19-24 Oct 2009, Beijing, China.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1631272.1631316

Abstract

Cartoons play important roles in many areas, but it requires a lot of labor to produce new cartoon clips. In this paper, we propose a gesture recognition method for cartoon character images with two applications, namely content-based cartoon image retrieval and cartoon clip synthesis. We first define Edge Features (EF) and Motion Direction Features (MDF) for cartoon character images. The features are classified into two different groups, namely intra-features and inter-features. An Unsupervised Bi-Distance Metric Learning (UBDML) algorithm is proposed to recognize the gestures of cartoon character images. Different from the previous research efforts on distance metric learning, UBDML learns the optimal distance metric from the heterogeneous distance metrics derived from intra-features and inter-features. Content-based cartoon character image retrieval and cartoon clip synthesis can be carried out based on the distance metric learned by UBDML. Experiments show that the cartoon character image retrieval has a high precision and that the cartoon clip synthesis can be carried out efficiently.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 11:13
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:26
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5563

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