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Kernel Mean Matching for Content Addressability of GANs
Wittawat Jitkrittum · Wittawat Jitkrittum · Patsorn Sangkloy · Muhammad Waleed Gondal · Amit Raj · James Hays · Bernhard Schölkopf

Wed Jun 12 06:30 PM -- 09:00 PM (PDT) @ Pacific Ballroom #136

We propose a novel procedure which adds "content-addressability" to any given unconditional implicit model e.g., a generative adversarial network (GAN). The procedure allows users to control the generative process by specifying a set (arbitrary size) of desired examples based on which similar samples are generated from the model. The proposed approach, based on kernel mean matching, is applicable to any generative models which transform latent vectors to samples, and does not require retraining of the model. Experiments on various high-dimensional image generation problems (CelebA-HQ, LSUN bedroom, bridge, tower) show that our approach is able to generate images which are consistent with the input set, while retaining the image quality of the original model. To our knowledge, this is the first work that attempts to construct, at test time, a content-addressable generative model from a trained marginal model.

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Wittawat Jitkrittum (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
Wittawat Jitkrittum (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
Patsorn Sangkloy (Georgia Institution of Technology)
Waleed Gondal (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
Amit Raj (Georgia Institute of Technology)
James Hays (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Bernhard Schölkopf (MPI for Intelligent Systems Tübingen, Germany)

Bernhard Scholkopf received degrees in mathematics (London) and physics (Tubingen), and a doctorate in computer science from the Technical University Berlin. He has researched at AT&T Bell Labs, at GMD FIRST, Berlin, at the Australian National University, Canberra, and at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK). In 2001, he was appointed scientific member of the Max Planck Society and director at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics; in 2010 he founded the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. For further information, see www.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de/~bs.

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