Face Recognition Using Facial Landmarks.

Date of Submission

December 2008

Date of Award

Winter 12-12-2009

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)

In today's networked world, the need to maintain the security of information or physical property is becoming both increasingly important and increasingly difficult. Recently, technology became available to allow verification of "true" individual identity. This technology is based on a field called "biometrics". Face recognition is one of the few biometric methods that possess the merits of both high accuracy and low intrusiveness. In this report we have presented a novel approach for Face recognition that works based on facial landmarks/features in a face such as eyes, nose and lips etc. In this approach we, first locate the probable positions of these facial features using gradient technique. Template Matching is used over a predefined area around the probable positions to detect the exact location of these landmarks. We extract statistical and geometrical features for representing the facial landmarks and their relative location. We have used two different similarity/distance measures in recognition process. The algorithm is implemented using VC++ and tested on various databases


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