Probabilistic image colorization

A. Royer, A. Kolesnikov, C. Lampert, in:, BMVA Press, 2017, p. 85.1-85.12.

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We develop a probabilistic technique for colorizing grayscale natural images. In light of the intrinsic uncertainty of this task, the proposed probabilistic framework has numerous desirable properties. In particular, our model is able to produce multiple plausible and vivid colorizations for a given grayscale image and is one of the first colorization models to provide a proper stochastic sampling scheme. Moreover, our training procedure is supported by a rigorous theoretical framework that does not require any ad hoc heuristics and allows for efficient modeling and learning of the joint pixel color distribution.We demonstrate strong quantitative and qualitative experimental results on the CIFAR-10 dataset and the challenging ILSVRC 2012 dataset.
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BMVC: British Machine Vision Conference
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London, United Kingdom
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2017-09-04 – 2017-09-07

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Royer A, Kolesnikov A, Lampert C. Probabilistic image colorization. In: BMVA Press; 2017:85.1-85.12. doi:10.5244/c.31.85
Royer, A., Kolesnikov, A., & Lampert, C. (2017). Probabilistic image colorization (p. 85.1-85.12). Presented at the BMVC: British Machine Vision Conference, London, United Kingdom: BMVA Press.
Royer, Amélie, Alexander Kolesnikov, and Christoph Lampert. “Probabilistic Image Colorization,” 85.1-85.12. BMVA Press, 2017.
A. Royer, A. Kolesnikov, and C. Lampert, “Probabilistic image colorization,” presented at the BMVC: British Machine Vision Conference, London, United Kingdom, 2017, p. 85.1-85.12.
Royer A, Kolesnikov A, Lampert C. 2017. Probabilistic image colorization. BMVC: British Machine Vision Conference, 85.1-85.12.
Royer, Amélie, et al. Probabilistic Image Colorization. BMVA Press, 2017, p. 85.1-85.12, doi:10.5244/c.31.85.
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