Shape correspondence using anisotropic Chebyshev spectral CNNs

CVPR 2020

Authors: Qinsong Li, Shengjun Liu, Ling Hu, Xinru Liu Description: Establishing correspondence between shapes is a very important and active research topic in many domains. Due to the powerful ability of deep learning on geometric data, lots of attractive results have been achieved by convolutional neural networks (CNNs). In this paper, we propose a novel architecture for shape correspondence, termed Anisotropic Chebyshev spectral CNNs (ACSCNNs), based on a new extension of the manifold convolution operator. The extended convolution operators aggregate the local features of signals by a set of oriented kernels around each point, which allows to much more comprehensively capture the intrinsic signal information. Rather than using fixed oriented kernels in the spatial domain in previous CNNs, in our framework, the kernels are learned by spectral filtering, based on the eigen-decompositions of multiple Anisotropic Laplace-Beltrami Operators. To reduce the computational complexity, we employ an explicit expansion of the Chebyshev polynomial basis to represent the spectral filters whose expansion coefficients are trainable. Through the benchmark experiments of shape correspondence, our architecture is demonstrated to be efficient and be able to provide better than the state-of-the-art results in several datasets even if using constant functions as inputs.