BEIJING, Nov. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sogou Inc.
(NYSE:SOGO) ("Sogou" or "the Company"), an innovator in search and
a leader in China's internet
industry, ranks first in the Grand Challenge of 106-Point Facial
Landmark Localization at the 25th International Conference on
Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2020), a premier global conference on
pattern recognition hosted by the International Association for
Pattern Recognition (IADR). This demonstrates Sogou's industry
leading technological strengths and innovative breakthroughs,
particularly in the computer vision space.
As facial landmark localization is crucial for numerous face
related applications, such as face alignment for recognition,
facial pose estimation, face image synthesis, etc., it has become a
subject undergoing intense research by both academia and industrial
The Grand Challenge of 106-Point Facial Landmark Localization
sets high standards for the accuracy and robustness of algorithm's
generalization ability. Its dataset contains images with larger
variations in identity, pose, expression and occlusion, as well as
a stricter limit of model weights employed for computational
efficiency. Sogou's AI Interaction Division took top spots in both
the validation phase and final evaluation, leading a number of top
teams from enterprises and research institutes, such as OPPO,
Meituan and Xi'an Jiaotong University. Leveraging breakthrough
technologies such as enhanced HRNet-based structure and group
convolution network, the Sogou team guaranteed the algorithm's
accuracy and efficiently reduced the complexity of the facial
landmark localization model. In addition, the team also adopted
Pose-based Data Balancing (PDB) strategy to better leverage
predicted position of the corresponding landmark and solve
unbalanced data under various positions.
Sogou has long maintained a strong momentum in research and
development of computer vision technologies. It has achieved
leading results at multiple international challenges, including the
first prize in the CVPR 2018 Workshop on Autonomous Driving
Challenge, and top scoring in the MegaFace Million-Scale Face
Recognition Challenge with an accuracy rate of 99.939%.
Sogou believes that the exploration of cutting-edge AI
technologies in facial recognition, voice recognition and natural
language processing will fully empower its products and services in
the future, providing the best user experience possible.
Sogou Inc. (NYSE: SOGO) is an innovator in search and a leader
in China's internet industry. With
a mission to make it easy to communicate and get information, Sogou
has grown to become the second-largest search engine by mobile
queries and the fourth largest internet company by MAU in
China. Sogou has a wide range of
innovative products and services, including the Sogou Input Method,
which is the largest Chinese language input software for both
mobile and PC. Sogou is also at the forefront of AI development and
has made significant breakthroughs in voice and image technologies,
machine translation, and Q&A, which have been successfully
integrated into our products and services.
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