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What is the average human face?

Mamic, George J., Fookes, Clinton B., & Sridharan, Sridha (2006) What is the average human face? In Chang, Long-Wen & Lie, Wen-Nung (Eds.) Advances in image and video technology : First Pacific Rim Symposium, PSIVT 2006, Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 10-13, 2006, Proceedings, Springer, Hsinchu, Taiwan, pp. 692-701.

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Abstract

This paper examines the generation of a generic face model from a moderate sized database. Generic models of a human face have been used in a number of computer vision fields, including reconstruction, active appearance model fitting and face recognition. The model that is constructed in this paper is based upon the mean of the squared errors that are generated by comparing average faces that are calculated from two independent and random samplings of a database of 3D range images. This information is used to determine the average amount of error that is present at given height locations along the generic face based on the number of samples that are considered. These results are then used to sub-region the generic face into areas where the greatest variations occur in the generic face models.

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ID Code: 17922
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Face Modelling, Average Face, Face Recognition, Generic Face
DOI: 10.1007/11949534_69
ISBN: 9783540682981
ISSN: 0302-9743
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Pattern Recognition and Data Mining (080109)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Vision (080104)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/ Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2009 15:15
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:30

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