Multi-stage Combination of Geometric and Colorimetric Detectors for Eyes Localization

  • Maurice Milgram
  • Rachid Belaroussi
  • Lionel Prevost
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3617)


We present in this paper a method for the localization of the eyes in a facial image. This method works on color images, applying the so called Chinese Transformation (CT) on edge pixels to detect local symmetry. The CT is combined with a skin color model based on a modified Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM). The CT and the modified GMM give us a small rectangular area containing one eye with a very high probability. This rectangle is then processed to find the precise position of the eye, using four sources of information: a darkness measure, a circle finder, a “not skin” finder and a position information. Experimental results on a large database are presented on nearly 1000 faces from the ECU database.


Ground Truth Face Image Gaussian Mixture Model Face Detection Edge Pixel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurice Milgram
    • 1
  • Rachid Belaroussi
    • 1
  • Lionel Prevost
    • 1
  1. 1.LISIF Université Pierre et Marie Curie BC 252Paris Cedex 05France

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