conference paper

Conference/ProceedingsVisual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), IS&T/SPIE's Electronic Imaging 2006
Start date15.01.2006
End date19.01.2006
AddressSan Jose, CA, USA
Author(s)Lutz Goldmann, Ullrich Moenich, Thomas Sikora
TitleRobust Face Detection Based on Components and Their Topology
AbstractThis paper presents a novel approach for automatic and robust object detection. It utilizes a component-based approach that combines techniques from both statistical and structural pattern recognition domain. While the component detection relies on Haar-like features and an AdaBoost trained classifier cascade, the topology verification is based on graph matching techniques. The system was applied to face detection and the experiments show its outstanding performance in comparison to other face detection approaches. Especially in the presence of partial occlusions, uneven illumination and out-of-plane rotations it yields higher robustness.