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Profile-based Face Recognition using the Outline Curve of the Profile Silhouette

Published on None 2011 by Keramat Allah Ghaffary, Fardin Akhlaghian Tab, Habibollah Danyali
Artificial Intelligence Techniques - Novel Approaches & Practical Applications
Foundation of Computer Science USA
AIT - Number 4
None 2011
Authors: Keramat Allah Ghaffary, Fardin Akhlaghian Tab, Habibollah Danyali
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Keramat Allah Ghaffary, Fardin Akhlaghian Tab, Habibollah Danyali . Profile-based Face Recognition using the Outline Curve of the Profile Silhouette. Artificial Intelligence Techniques - Novel Approaches & Practical Applications. AIT, 4 (None 2011), 38-43.

@article{
author = { Keramat Allah Ghaffary, Fardin Akhlaghian Tab, Habibollah Danyali },
title = { Profile-based Face Recognition using the Outline Curve of the Profile Silhouette },
journal = { Artificial Intelligence Techniques - Novel Approaches & Practical Applications },
issue_date = { None 2011 },
volume = { AIT },
number = { 4 },
month = { None },
year = { 2011 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 38-43 },
numpages = 6,
url = { /specialissues/ait/number4/2848-229/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
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%1 Artificial Intelligence Techniques - Novel Approaches & Practical Applications
%A Keramat Allah Ghaffary
%A Fardin Akhlaghian Tab
%A Habibollah Danyali
%T Profile-based Face Recognition using the Outline Curve of the Profile Silhouette
%J Artificial Intelligence Techniques - Novel Approaches & Practical Applications
%@ 0975-8887
%V AIT
%N 4
%P 38-43
%D 2011
%I International Journal of Computer Applications
Abstract

Face recognition technology has received significant attention in the past several years due to its potential for a wide variety of applications. However most of proposed face recognition systems are designed to work with frontal face images, there are several works that aimed to identify human faces from a profile view. In this paper we present a robust method to identify an individual based on the outline curve of the front portion of the silhouette that bounds the profile face images. The proposed method uses the center of ear and the tip of nose as the two reference points needed in the 2D space. The profile curve is then extracted by a segmentation method based on 2D histogram of the individual's face skin in H and S channels of the HSV color space. Having the two reference points and the segmented profile area, an angular sampling method is used to extract final normalized feature vector from the facial profile curve. In the matching phase, the Hausdorff distance metric makes the algorithm robust to small displacements in reference points. The experimental results on the GTAV face database show that the proposed method is promising and can operate reliably under illumination variations.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Profile based face recognition Biometrics Face profile segmentation Ear detection Face profile segmentation Ear detection