Face Description for Perceptual User Interfaces

  • M. Castrillón-Santana
  • J. Lorenzo-Navarro
  • D. Hernández-Sosa
  • J. Isern-González
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4177)

Abstract

We investigate mechanisms which can endow the computer with the ability of describing a human face by means of computer vision techniques. This is a necessary requirement in order to develop HCI approaches which make the user feel himself/herself perceived. This paper describes our experiences considering gender, race and the presence of moustache and glasses. This is accomplished comparing, on a set of 6000 facial images, two different face representation approaches: Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Gabor filters. The results achieved using a Support Vector Machine (SVM) based classifier are promising and particularly better for the second representation approach.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Castrillón-Santana
    • 1
  • J. Lorenzo-Navarro
    • 1
  • D. Hernández-Sosa
    • 1
  • J. Isern-González
    • 1
  1. 1.IUSIANI, Edificio Central del Parque Científico-Tecnológico, Campus Universitario de TafiraUniversidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaLas PalmasSpain

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