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Robust Eye Centre Extraction using the Hough Transform

Benn, D.E., Nixon, M.S. and Carter, J.N., (1997) Robust Eye Centre Extraction using the Hough Transform Bigun, J., Chollet, G. and Borgefors, G. (eds.) At Proceedings of 1st Int. Conf. on Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication. , 3--9.

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Finding the eyes is an important stage of feature extraction in automatic face recognition. Current approaches include standard feature extraction techniques using heuristic methods specifically developed for human eyes. We present a new method for finding eye centres using a gradient decomposed Hough Transform (HT) which embodies the natural concentricity of the eye region in a peak reinforcement scheme to improve accuracy and robustness. This enhances a standard feature extraction technique with an analytic approach, which can be applied to the whole face without priming of estimates of eye position and size. In a database of 54 eyes this new method is shown to be less constrained, more robust and resulted in a three-fold improvement in accuracy over using the standard HT.

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Published date: March 1997
Additional Information: Organisation: IAPR Address: Berlin
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of 1st Int. Conf. on Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication, 1997-03-01
Organisations: Southampton Wireless Group


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Date deposited: 04 May 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:44

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Author: D.E. Benn
Author: M.S. Nixon
Author: J.N. Carter
Editor: J. Bigun
Editor: G. Chollet
Editor: G. Borgefors

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