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Automatic facial feature extraction by genetic algorithms
Author(s): Ja-Ling Wu; Chun-Hung Lin
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Paper Abstract

An automatic facial feature extraction algorithm is presented in this paper. The algorithm is composed of two main stages: the face region estimation stage and the feature extraction stage. In the face region estimation stage, a second-chance region growing method is adopted to estimate the face region of a target image. In the feature extraction stage, genetic search algorithms are applied to extract the facial feature points within the face region. It is shown by simulation results that the proposed algorithm can automatically and exactly extract facial features with limited computational complexity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3653, Visual Communications and Image Processing '99, (28 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334745
Show Author Affiliations
Ja-Ling Wu, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chun-Hung Lin, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3653:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '99
Kiyoharu Aizawa; Robert L. Stevenson; Ya-Qin Zhang, Editor(s)

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