Reliable approach for human face detection using genetic algorithm

Kwok Wai Wong, Kin Man Lam

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In this paper, a reliable method for detecting human faces in an image is devised. The approach is based on the genetic algorithm and the eigenface technique. As the genetic algorithm is a computationally intensive process, the searching space for possible face regions is limited to possible eye regions so that the required timing is greatly reduced. In addition, the lighting effect and orientation of the faces are considered and solved in this method.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS '99 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 30 May 19992 Jun 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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