Face Detection and Facial Component Extraction by Wavelet Decomposition and Support Vector Machines

Dihua Xi, Seong Whan Lee

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Abstract

Quite recently the support vector machine (SVM) has shown a great potential in the area of automatic face detection. Generally the SVM based methods fall into two categories: component-based and whole face-based. However there exist some limitations to each category. In this paper we present a two-stage method using both SVM categories based on multiresolution wavelet decomposition (MWD). In the first stage, the whole face-based SVMs are used for coarse location of faces from small sub-images of low resolution. Then a set of component-based SVMs are applied to verify the extracted candidates in subsequent larger sub-images of higher resolutions. Experimental results show that this wavelet-SVM based method takes the advantage of the effectiveness of both categories of SVM-based methods and the computation efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsJosef Kittler, Mark S. Nixon
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages199-207
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783540403029
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2688
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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