Robust facial feature extraction and matching

Fookes, Clinton B., Chen, Daniel, Lakemond, Ruan, & Sridharan, Sridha (2012) Robust facial feature extraction and matching. Journal of Pattern Recognition Research, 7(1), pp. 140-154.

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Automated feature extraction and correspondence determination is an extremely important problem in the face recognition community as it often forms the foundation of the normalisation and database construction phases of many recognition and verification systems. This paper presents a completely automatic feature extraction system based upon a modified volume descriptor. These features form a stable descriptor for faces and are utilised in a reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo correspondence algorithm to automatically determine correspondences which exist between faces. The developed system is invariant to changes in pose and occlusion and results indicate that it is also robust to minor face deformations which may be present with variations in expression.

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ID Code: 52634
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Registration, Statistical surface matching, Automatic correspondence, Face recognition
ISSN: 1558-884X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Vision (080104)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Deposited On: 22 Jul 2012 23:02
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