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Optical Engineering

Almost optimal skin detection approach within the Gaussian framework
Author(s): Youtian Du; Zhongmin Cai; Xiaohong Guan; Qian Li
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Paper Abstract

Skin detection plays an important role in many applications, including face detection, human motion analysis, and objectionable image filtering. We propose a novel skin detection approach named multiple Gaussian models (MGMs). This approach combines multiple single Gaussian models and determines each model in order to maximize the true positive rate (TPR) of skin detection subject to a fixed predefined false positive rate (FPR). We derive the discrete and continuous forms of MGM approaches in the paper. The proposed approach has almost optimal performance for a broad range of FPRs in the Gaussian framework. Moreover, it has low computational costs in skin detection for new image instances. Experimental results show that the MGM approach has better skin detection performance than previous methods within the Gaussian framework.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(2) 027007 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.2.027007
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Youtian Du, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Zhongmin Cai, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Xiaohong Guan, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Qian Li, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)


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