Conditional Image Synthesis with Auxiliary Classifier GANs

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Augustus Odena, Christopher Olah, Jonathon Shlens ;
Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 70:2642-2651, 2017.

Abstract

In this paper we introduce new methods for the improved training of generative adversarial networks (GANs) for image synthesis. We construct a variant of GANs employing label conditioning that results in $128\times 128$ resolution image samples exhibiting global coherence. We expand on previous work for image quality assessment to provide two new analyses for assessing the discriminability and diversity of samples from class-conditional image synthesis models. These analyses demonstrate that high resolution samples provide class information not present in low resolution samples. Across 1000 ImageNet classes, $128\times 128$ samples are more than twice as discriminable as artificially resized $32\times 32$ samples. In addition, 84.7\% of the classes have samples exhibiting diversity comparable to real ImageNet data.

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