PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Regression and classification approaches to eye localization in face images
Mark Everingham and Andrew Zisserman
In: International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition 2006, 10-12 April 2006, Southampton, UK.


We address the task of accurately localizing the eyes in face images extracted by a face detector, an important problem to be solved because of the negative effect of poor localization on face recognition accuracy. We investigate three approaches to the task: a regression approach aiming to directly minimize errors in the predicted eye positions, a simple Bayesian model of eye and non-eye appearance, and a discriminative eye detector trained using AdaBoost. By using identical training and test data for each each method we are able to perform an unbiased comparison. We show that, perhaps surprisingly, the simple Bayesian approach performs best on databases including challenging images, and performance is comparable to more complex state-of-the-art methods.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Oral)
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Subjects:Machine Vision
ID Code:2095
Deposited By:Mudigonda Pawan Kumar
Deposited On:01 May 2006