Pre-attentive detection of perceptually important regions in facial images

Alexander Golovan, Myung Hyun Yoo, Seong Whan Lee

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Abstract

Cascade method, a new way of calculating orientation components in an image, was developed to extract some important regions from a given image of human face. By combining local orientation components and thresholding them, we construct five feature maps and a final composite map which is a linear combination of the five maps. As in human visual perception, the composite map operates like pre-attentive processing in early stage of vision, and then shows robustness in selecting the most informative areas of images. For 50 non-normalized face images from ORL 1 database, it showed 91% of detecting accuracy which is the ratio of corresponding points between the feature maps of whole image and same maps of important regions in that image such as eyes, nose and mouth, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition
Pages1092-1095
Number of pages4
Volume15
Edition1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Golovan, A., Yoo, M. H., & Lee, S. W. (2000). Pre-attentive detection of perceptually important regions in facial images. In Proceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition (1 ed., Vol. 15, pp. 1092-1095)