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Multiple face detection algorithm using colour skin modelling

AMJAD, Anas and GRIFFITHS, Alison and PATWARY, Mohammad (2012) Multiple face detection algorithm using colour skin modelling. IET Image Processing, 6 (6). pp. 1093-1101. ISSN 1751-9659

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A variety of skin tones along with other constraints on image capturing within a given background make face detection a challenging task of image processing for surveillance and security applications. In this study, a colour-based skin model is proposed for a diverse range of skin tones. It is found that the proposed skin model outperforms several existing skin models. The proposed skin model is used to develop a soft decision-based multiple face detection framework. The robustness of the proposed framework has been evaluated for a wide range of poses, facial expressions, complex backgrounds and blur noises. On the basis of the proposed skin model and the soft decision-based scheme, the range of values of Cb and Cr has been compressed to obtain reduced false detections and missed detections as compared with the existing algorithms

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
Faculty: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Engineering
Depositing User: Khaja MOHAMMED
Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 15:05
Last Modified: 07 May 2013 15:05
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1039

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