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Method for real-time face region tracking based on color histogram
Author(s): Tae-Woong Yoo; Il-Seok Oh
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a fast algorithm that tracks face region in dynamic images. We adopt the color histogram backprojection algorithm of swain-Ballard in order to find face region in subsequent frames. The algorithm has the advantages of being invariant to object rotation, small deformation, and noise. The following problems are addressed: building a model histogram, backprojecting model histogram, searching the peak response location, and updating the model histogram. The experimentation shows the possibility of realtime face tracking on PC or low-performance workstation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2739, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing X, (7 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241932
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Tae-Woong Yoo, Chonbuk National Univ. (South Korea)
Il-Seok Oh, Chonbuk National Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2739:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing X
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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