Eye Localization based on Multi-Scale Gabor Feature Vector Model

다중 스케일 가버 특징 벡터 모델 기반 눈좌표 검출

  • 김상훈 (숭실대학교 정보통신전자공학부) ;
  • 정수환 (숭실대학교 정보통신전자공학부) ;
  • 오두식 (홍익대학교 지능정보처리연구실) ;
  • 김재민 (홍익대학교 지능정보처리연구실) ;
  • 조성원 (홍익대학교 지능정보처리연구실) ;
  • 정선태 (숭실대학교 정보통신전자공학부)
  • Published : 2007.01.28


Eye localization is necessary for face recognition and related application areas. Most of eye localization algorithms reported thus far still need to be improved about precision and computational time for successful applications. In this paper, we propose an improved eye localization method based on multi-scale Gator feature vector models. The proposed method first tries to locate eyes in the downscaled face image by utilizing Gabor Jet similarity between Gabor feature vector at an initial eye coordinates and the eye model bunch of the corresponding scale. The proposed method finally locates eyes in the original input face image after it processes in the same way recursively in each scaled face image by using the eye coordinates localized in the downscaled image as initial eye coordinates. Experiments verify that our proposed method improves the precision rate without causing much computational overhead compared with other eye localization methods reported in the previous researches.


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