Glasses removal from facial image using recursive PCA reconstruction

Jeong Seon Park, You Hwa Oh, Sang Chul Ahn, Seong Whan Lee

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This paper proposes a new method of removing glasses from human frontal face images. We first detect regions occluded by glasses. Then we generate a naturally looking glassless facial image by recursive PCA reconstruction. The resulting image has no trace of glass frame, nor the reflection and shade made by the glasses. The experimental results show that the proposed method is an effective solution to the problem of glass occlusion, and, we believe, it can be applied to enhancing the performance of face recognition systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-376
Number of pages8
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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