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Face Detection From Color Images Using a Fuzzy Pattern Matching Method
June 1999 (vol. 21 no. 6)
pp. 557-563

Abstract—This paper describes a new method to detect faces in color images based on the fuzzy theory. We make two fuzzy models to describe the skin color and hair color, respectively. In these models, we use a perceptually uniform color space to describe the color information to increase the accuracy and stableness. We use the two models to extract the skin color regions and the hair color regions, and then comparing them with the prebuilt head-shape models by using a fuzzy theory based pattern-matching method to detect face candidates.

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Index Terms:
Face detection, fuzzy pattern matching, perceptually uniform color space, skin color similarity, hair color similarity, head shape model.
Citation:
Haiyuan Wu, Qian Chen, Masahiko Yachida, "Face Detection From Color Images Using a Fuzzy Pattern Matching Method," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 557-563, June 1999, doi:10.1109/34.771326
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