Automatic profile identification

  • Charles Beumier
  • Marc Acheroy
Face-based Authentication
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1206)


This paper presents a practical implementation of a person verification system based on face profiles in a cooperative environment. The image acquisition constraints are given and motivated. A set of global and local features are automatically extracted from the profile outline of the head. The candidate profile is then compared with profiles of the database to issue a distance from which to accept or reject the claimed individual. To increase robustness, the temporal consistency of the decisions over several shots is examined, what is possible thanks to the overall speed of the developed system.


person verification profile curvature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Beumier
    • 1
  • Marc Acheroy
    • 1
  1. 1.Signal & Image Centre (c/o ELEC)Royal Military AcademyBrussels

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