Face Detection in Color Images.

Date of Submission

December 2010

Date of Award

Winter 12-12-2011

Institute Name (Publisher)

Indian Statistical Institute

Document Type

Master's Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Technology

Subject Name

Computer Science


Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit (ECSU-Kolkata)


Chanda, Bhabatosh (ECSU-Kolkata; ISI)

Abstract (Summary of the Work)

This paper presents a technique for automatically detecting human faces in digital color images. The system relies on a two step process which first detects regions which are likely to contain human skin in the color image and then extracts information from these regions which might indicate the location of a face in the image. The skin detection is performed using a skin filter which relies on color information. The face detection is performed on a gray scale image containing only the detected skin areas. A combination of thresholding and mathematical morphology are used to extract object features that would indicate the presence of a face. The face detection process works predictably and fairly reliably, as experimental results show.


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