Neural Network Regression of Eyes Location in Face Images

  • Krzysztof Rusek
  • Piotr Guzik
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 368)


Automatic eye localisation is a crucial part of many computer vision algorithms for processing face images. Some of the existing algorithms can be very accurate unfortunately at the cost of computational complexity. In this paper the new solution to the problem of automatic eye localisation is proposed. Eye localisation is posed as a nonlinear regression problem solved by standard feed-forward multilayer perceptron (MLP) with two hidden layers. Additionally the procedure for artificial training samples generation is proposed.

The input feature vector is constructed from coefficients of two dimensional discrete cosine transform(DCT) of a face image. Both, the feature extraction and neural network prediction have known efficient implementations, thus the entire procedure can be very fast.

Obtained results indicate that the accuracy of the proposed approach is comparable or better than existing ones.


eye localisation neural network DCT computer vision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Rusek
    • 1
  • Piotr Guzik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TelecommunicationsAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland

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