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Region-Based Semantic Factorization in GANs
Jiapeng Zhu · Yujun Shen · Yinghao Xu · Deli Zhao · Qifeng Chen

Tue Jul 19 08:55 AM -- 09:00 AM (PDT) @ Room 310

Despite the rapid advancement of semantic discovery in the latent space of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), existing approaches either are limited to finding global attributes or rely on a number of segmentation masks to identify local attributes. In this work, we present a highly efficient algorithm to factorize the latent semantics learned by GANs concerning an arbitrary image region. Concretely, we revisit the task of local manipulation with pre-trained GANs and formulate region-based semantic discovery as a dual optimization problem. Through an appropriately defined generalized Rayleigh quotient, we manage to solve such a problem without any annotations or training. Experimental results on various state-of-the-art GAN models demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach, as well as its superiority over prior arts regarding precise control, region robustness, speed of implementation, and simplicity of use.

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Jiapeng Zhu (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Yujun Shen (Ant Group)
Yinghao Xu (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Deli Zhao (Alibaba Group)
Qifeng Chen (HKUST)

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