Heuristic-based Automatic Face Detection

G. Ramírez, V. Zanella, and O. Fuentes (Mexico)


Imaging and Image Processing, Computer Vision,Automatic Face Detection.


Face detection is the first step for very important applications such as: face recognition, computer-human interface, and surveillance. This task is very difficult because each face is different and many factors can vary, including expression, pose, and light conditions. In this paper, we present a simple method based on heuristics to detect faces in grayscale images with complex backgrounds. The method is divided in two stages, the first stage searches for possible faces in the image, and the second stage determines if a possible face is really a face using two discriminators.

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