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RDUP3: Relative Distance based User Profiling from Profile Picture in Multi-Social Networking

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Vasanthakumar G. U., P. Deepa Shenoy, Venugopal K. R.

Vasanthakumar G U., Deepa P Shenoy and Venugopal K R.. RDUP3: Relative Distance based User Profiling from Profile Picture in Multi-Social Networking. International Journal of Computer Applications 157(10):7-15, January 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Vasanthakumar G. U. and P. Deepa Shenoy and Venugopal K. R.},
	title = {RDUP3: Relative Distance based User Profiling from Profile Picture in Multi-Social Networking},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {January 2017},
	volume = {157},
	number = {10},
	month = {Jan},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {7-15},
	numpages = {9},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017912834},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


User Profiling in Online Social Network (OSN) requires the frontal photographs of the users as thier Profile Pictures in Multi-Social Networking. The existing algorithms are ineffective in detecting the facial features like eyes, mouth and nose on the face appropriately, making it inefficient. This work proposes a novel approach to efficiently detect the facial features and improve the effectiveness of face detection and recognition by bifurcating the detected face horizontally, vertically and cropping it. The algorithm is effectively run only on the portion of the detected face Bounded Box (BB) and area to generate bounded boxes of other facial objects and later the Euclidian Distance (ED) between those BBs with respect to that of the face is computed to get Logarithm of Determinant of Euclidian Distance Matrix (LDEDM) in Relative-Distance (RD) method and stored in the database. The LDEDM so computed is unique for every user under consideration and is further utilized for identity matching recognizing from the database. The results show that the Equal Error Rate (EER) is considerably low indicating accurate threshold fixation for better performance with the proposed Relative Distance based User Profiling from Profile Picture (RDUP3) algorithm.


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Data Mining, Face Detection, Online Social Networks, Profile Picture, Relative Distance, User Profiling