Human face detection in a scene

Guangzheng Yang, Thomas S. Huang

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Abstract

Finding human faces automatically in a scene is a difficult yet significant problem. This is the first important step in a fully automatic human face recognition system. In this paper we propose a new method to locate human faces in a complex background. This system utilizes a hierarchical knowledge-based method and consists of three levels. The higher two levels are based on mosaic images at different resolutions. In the lower level, an improved edge detection method is proposed. In this research we have solved the problem of scale and made the system more practical, so that the system can locate unknown human faces spanning a wide range of sizes in a complex black-white picture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages453-458
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0818638826
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1993 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - New York, NY, USA
Duration: Jun 15 1993Jun 18 1993

Publication series

NameIEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1993 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
CityNew York, NY, USA
Period6/15/936/18/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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