Finding human faces in a picture

  • Guangzheng Yang
  • Thomas S. Huang
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 719)


We present a multiscale ruled-based algorithm for detecting human faces in still monochromatic images with complex background. To reduce search time, three coarse-to-fine levels are used. At each level, face candidates are picked or rejected according to a small set of rules which are hand-crafted from training samples. Preliminary results are encouraging and indicate that our algorithm compares favorably with existing methods.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guangzheng Yang
    • 1
  • Thomas S. Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of AutomationUniv. of Science & Technology of China HefeiAnhuiPR China
  2. 2.Beckman InstituteUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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