Multiple Heads are Better than One: Few-shot Font Generation with Multiple Localized Experts

Song Park, Sanghyuk Chun, Junbum Cha, Bado Lee, Hyunjung Shim

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A few-shot font generation (FFG) method has to satisfy two objectives: the generated images should preserve the underlying global structure of the target character and present the diverse local reference style. Existing FFG methods aim to disentangle content and style either by extracting a universal representation style or extracting multiple component-wise style representations. However, previous methods either fail to capture diverse local styles or cannot be generalized to a character with unseen components, e.g., unseen language systems. To mitigate the issues, we propose a novel FFG method, named Multiple Localized Experts Few-shot Font Generation Network (MX-Font). MX-Font extracts multiple style features not explicitly conditioned on component labels, but automatically by multiple experts to represent different local concepts, e.g., left-side sub-glyph. Owing to the multiple experts, MX-Font can capture diverse local concepts and show the generalizability to unseen languages. During training, we utilize component labels as weak supervision to guide each expert to be specialized for different local concepts. We formulate the component assign problem to each expert as the graph matching problem, and solve it by the Hungarian algorithm. We also employ the independence loss and the content-style adversarial loss to impose the content-style disentanglement. In our experiments, MX-Font outperforms previous state-of-the-art FFG methods in the Chinese generation and cross-lingual, e.g., Chinese to Korean, generation. Source code is available at

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781665428125
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event18th IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2021 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 2021 Oct 112021 Oct 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
ISSN (Print)1550-5499


Conference18th IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2021
CityVirtual, Online

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
NAVER Smart Machine Learning [20] is used for the experiments. This research was supported by the NRF Korea funded by the MSIT (NRF-2019R1A2C2006123), the IITP grant funded by the MSIT (2020-0-01361, YONSEI University, 2020-0-01336), and the Korea Medical Device Development Fund grant (Project Number: 202011D06).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 IEEE

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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