Face Recognition From Range Data by Structural Analysis

  • J. T. Lapresté
  • J. Y. Cartoux
  • M. Richetin
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 45)


A primal approach to the analysis of a human face through its 3-D image is proposed. This analysis is based on local pattern concepts deduced from the intrinsic properties of a surface described by its local curvature characteristics. Some theoretical results about curvature are recalled and then used for the extraction of characteristic geometrical features from the face surface. Recognition can be achieved by using a pattern vector of distances calculated from these features. Experimental results are provided to illustrate the various steps of the approach.


Characteristic Point Face Image Principal Curvature Closed Curve Face Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Lapresté
    • 1
  • J. Y. Cartoux
    • 1
  • M. Richetin
    • 1
  1. 1.Electronics Lab., UA 830 of CNRSUniversity of Clermont IIAubièreFrance

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