Human Skin Segmentation Improved by Texture Energy Under Superpixels

  • Anderson SantosEmail author
  • Helio Pedrini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9423)


Several applications demand the segmentation of images in skin and non-skin regions, such as face recognition, hand gesture detection, nudity recognition, among others. Human skin detection is still a challenging task and, although color attribute is a very important clue, it usually generates high rate of false positives. This work proposes and analyzes a skin segmentation method improved by texture energy. Experimental results on a challenging public data set demonstrate significant improvement of the proposed skin segmentation method over color-based state-of-the-art approaches.


Skin segmentation Texture energy Superpixels 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of ComputingUniversity of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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