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An integrated automatic face detection and recognition system

Koha, Lian H and Ranganath, Surendra and Venkateshb, YV (2002) An integrated automatic face detection and recognition system. In: Pattern Recognition, 35 (6). pp. 1259-1273.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0031-3203(01)00117-0


This paper proposes an integrated system for unconstrained face recognition in complex scenes. The scale and orientation tolerant system comprises a face detector followed by a recognizer. Given a color input image of a person, the face detector encloses the face from the complex scene within a circular boundary, and locates the position of the nose. A radial grid mapping centered on the nose is then performed to extract a feature vector within the boundary. The feature vector is input to a radial basis function neural network classifier for face identification. The proposed face detector achieved an average detection rate of 95.8% while the face recognizer achieved an average recognition rate of 97.5% on a database of 21 persons with variations in scale, orientation, natural illumination and background. The two modules were combined to form an automatic face recognition system that was evaluated in the context of a security system using a video database of 21 users and 10 intruders, acquired in an unconstrained environment. A recognition rate of 93.5% with 0% false acceptance rate was achieved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Pattern Recognition
Publisher: Pergamon
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science Ltd.
Keywords: Face detection;Face recognition;Log-polar mapping;Radial basis function neural network;Skin color segmentation;Principal component analysis
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 08:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/498

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