A novel eye location algorithm based on radial symmetry transform

Bai Li, Shen Linlin, Wang Yan

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A novel and robust eye location algorithm is proposed in this paper. The algorithm is based on a low level, context free generalized symmetry transform. Once the regions of interest are detected, characteristics of eyes can be used to improve detection results. The algorithm is tested using 1460 face images of the BioID database and 2730 images of the BANCA database. A fully automatic face verification system has also been developed using this eye location algorithm. The system was one of the top performers in the 2004 International Face Verification Competition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2006
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2006 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 20 Aug 200624 Aug 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1051-4651


Conference18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2006
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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