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Locating faces in color photographs using neural networks
Author(s): Joe R. Brown; Jim Talley
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarizes a research effort in finding the locations and sizes of faces in color images (photographs, video stills, etc.) if, in fact, faces are presented. Scenarios for using such a system include serving as the means of localizing skin for automatic color balancing during photo processing or it could be used as a front-end in a customs port of energy context for a system which identified persona non grata given a database of known faces. The approach presented here is a hybrid system including: a neural pre-processor, some conventional image processing steps, and a neural classifier as the final face/non-face discriminator. Neither the training (containing 17,655 faces) nor the test (containing 1829 faces) imagery databases were constrained in their content or quality. The results for the pilot system are reported along with a discussion for improving the current system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2243, Applications of Artificial Neural Networks V, (2 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170007
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Joe R. Brown, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp. (United States)
Jim Talley, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2243:
Applications of Artificial Neural Networks V
Steven K. Rogers; Dennis W. Ruck, Editor(s)

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