Face recognition through learned boundary characteristics

L. Spacek, Miroslav Kubat, D. Flotzinger

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This paper presents a new approach to face recognition, combining the techniques of computer vision and machine learning. A steady improvement in recognition performance is demonstrated. It is achieved by learning individual faces in terms of the local shapes of image boundaries. High-level facial features, such as nose, are not explicitly used in this scheme. Several machine learning methods are tested and compared. The overall objectives are formulated as follows: Classify the different tasks of “face recognition” and suggest an orderly terminology to distinguish between them. Design a set of easily and reliably obtainable descriptors and their automatic extraction from the images. Compare plausible machine learning methods; tailor them to this domain. Design experiments that would best reflect the needs of real world applications, and suggest a general methodology for further research. Perform j the experiments and compare the performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-145
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Artificial Intelligence
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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