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Technology survey on video face tracking
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Paper Abstract

With the pervasiveness of monitoring cameras installed in public areas, schools, hospitals, work places and homes, video analytics technologies for interpreting these video contents are becoming increasingly relevant to people’s lives. Among such technologies, human face detection and tracking (and face identification in many cases) are particularly useful in various application scenarios. While plenty of research has been conducted on face tracking and many promising approaches have been proposed, there are still significant challenges in recognizing and tracking people in videos with uncontrolled capturing conditions, largely due to pose and illumination variations, as well as occlusions and cluttered background. It is especially complex to track and identify multiple people simultaneously in real time due to the large amount of computation involved. In this paper, we present a survey on literature and software that are published or developed during recent years on the face tracking topic. The survey covers the following topics: 1) mainstream and state-of-the-art face tracking methods, including features used to model the targets and metrics used for tracking; 2) face identification and face clustering from face sequences; and 3) software packages or demonstrations that are available for algorithm development or trial. A number of publically available databases for face tracking are also introduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9027, Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World 2014, 90270F (3 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2048518
Show Author Affiliations
Tong Zhang, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Herman Martins Gomes, UFCG (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9027:
Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World 2014
Qian Lin; Jan Philip Allebach; Zhigang Fan, Editor(s)

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