LR-GAN: Layered Recursive Generative Adversarial Networks for Image Generation

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR)

By: Jianwei Yang, Anitha Kannan, Dhruv Batra, Devi Parikh


We present LR-GAN: an adversarial image generation model which takes scene structure and context into account. Unlike previous generative adversarial networks (GANs), the proposed GAN learns to generate image background and fore-grounds separately and recursively, and stitch the foregrounds on the back ground in a contextually relevant manner to produce a complete natural image. For each foreground, the model learns to generate its appearance, shape and pose. The whole model is unsupervised, and is trained in an end-to-end manner with gradient descent methods. The experiments demonstrate that LR-GAN can generate more natural images with objects that are more human recognizable than DCGAN.