Issue No. 09 - September (2005 vol. 27)
J. Kittler , IEEE
H. K?lvi?inen , IEEE
J. Matas , IEEE Computer Society
We present a novel method for localizing faces in person identification scenarios. Such scenarios involve high resolution images of frontal faces. The proposed algorithm does not require color, copes well in cluttered backgrounds, and accurately localizes faces including eye centers. An extensive analysis and a performance evaluation on the XM2VTS database and on the realistic BioID and BANCA face databases is presented. We show that the algorithm has precision superior to reference methods.
Index Terms- Face localization, face authentication.
J. Kittler, M. Hamouz, P. Paalanen, J. Matas, H. K?lvi?inen and J. Kamarainen, "Feature-Based Affine-Invariant Localization of Faces," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 27, no. , pp. 1490-1495, 2005.