Age-Aware Guidance via Masking-Based Attention in Face Aging

Junyeong Maeng, Kwanseok Oh, Heung Il Suk

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Abstract

Face age transformation aims to convert reference images into synthesized images so that they portray the specified target ages. The crux of this task is to change only age-related areas of the given image while maintaining the age-irrelevant areas unchanged. Nevertheless, a common limitation among most existing models is the struggle to generate high-quality aging images that effectively consider both crucial properties. To address this problem, we propose a novel GAN-based face-aging framework that utilizes age-aware Guidance via Masking-Based Attention (GMBA). Specifically, we devise an age-aware guidance module to adjust age-relevant and age-irrelevant attributes within the image seamlessly. By virtue of its capability, it enables the model to produce realistic age-transformed images that certainly preserve the input's identities while delicately imposing age-related properties. Experimental results show that our proposed GMBA outperformed other state-of-the-art methods in terms of identity preservation and accurate age conversion, as well as providing superior visual quality for age-transformed images. Code is available at: https://github.com/ku-milab/GMBA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIKM 2023 - Proceedings of the 32nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages4165-4169
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9798400701245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Oct 21
Event32nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2023 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2023 Oct 212023 Oct 25

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings

Conference

Conference32nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period23/10/2123/10/25

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Keywords

  • Face aging
  • Image generation
  • Image-to-image translation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • General Decision Sciences

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