Multifactor Gaussian Pro cess Mo dels for Style-Content Separation
Jack M. Wang - University of Toronto, Canada
David J. Fleet - University of Toronto, Canada
Aaron Hertzmann - University of Toronto, Canada
We introduce models for density estimation with multiple, hidden, continuous factors. In particular, we propose a generalization of multilinear models using nonlinear basis functions. By marginalizing over the weights, we obtain a multifactor form of the Gaussian process latent variable model. In this model, each factor is kernelized independently, allowing nonlinear mappings from any particular factor to the data. We learn models for human locomotion data, in which each pose is generated by factors representing the person's identity, gait, and the current state of motion. We demonstrate our approach using time-series prediction, and by synthesizing novel animation from the model.