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New Approaches to Characterization and Recognition of Faces

Edited by Peter Corcoran

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

As a baby, one of our earliest stimuli is that of human faces. We rapidly learn to identify, characterize and eventually distinguish those who are near and dear to us. We accept face recognition later as an everyday ability. We realize the complexity of the underlying problem only when we attempt to duplicate this skill in a computer vision system. This book is arranged around a number of clustered themes covering different aspects of face recognition. The first section presents an architecture for face recognition based on Hidden Markov Models; it is followed by an article on coding methods. The next section is devoted to 3D methods of face recognition and is followed by a section covering various aspects and techniques in video. Next short section is devoted to the characterization and detection of features in faces. Finally, you can find an article on the human perception of faces and how different neurological or psychological disorders can affect this.

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New Approaches to Characterization and Recognition of FacesEdited by Peter Corcoran

Published: August 1st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/994

ISBN: 978-953-307-515-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4471-7

Copyright year: 2011

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36238 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Automatic Face Recognition System for Hidden Markov Model Techniques

By Peter M. Corcoran and Claudia Iancu


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2. Large-Scale Face Image Retrieval: A Wyner-Ziv Coding Approach

By Jean-Paul Kouma and Haibo Li


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3. 3D Face Recognition

By Naser Zaeri


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4. Face Image Synthesis and Interpretation Using 3D Illumination-Based AAM Models

By Salvador E. Ayala-Raggi, Leopoldo Altamirano-Robles and Janeth Cruz-Enriquez


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5. Processing and Recognising Faces in 3D Images

By Eyad Elyan and Daniel C Doolan


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6. Real-Time Video Face Recognition for Embedded Devices

By Gabriel Costache, Sathish Mangapuram, Alexandru Drimbarean, Petronel Bigioi and Peter Corcoran


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7. Video Based Face Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Network

By Shefa A. Dawwd and Basil Sh. Mahmood


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8. Adaptive Fitness Approach - an Application for Video-Based Face Recognition

By Alaa Eleyan, Hüseyin Özkaramanli and Hasan Demirel


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9. Real Time Robust Embedded Face Detection Using High Level Description

By Khalil Khattab, Philippe Brunet, Julien Dubois and Johel Miteran


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10. Face Discrimination Using the Orientation and Size Recognition Characteristics of the Spreading Associative Neural Network

By Kiyomi Nakamura and Hironobu Takano


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11. The Methodology for Facial Features Detection

By Jacek Naruniec


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12. Exploring and Understanding the High Dimensional and Sparse Image Face Space: a Self-Organized Manifold Mapping

By Edson C. Kitani, Emilio M. Hernandez, Gilson A. Giraldi and Carlos E. Thomaz


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13. The Effects of Right/Left Temporal Lobe Lesions on the Recognition of Familiar Faces

By Guido Gainotti, Monica Ferraccioli and Camillo Marra


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