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Towards automated eyewitness descriptions: describing the face, body and clothing for recognition

Towards automated eyewitness descriptions: describing the face, body and clothing for recognition
Towards automated eyewitness descriptions: describing the face, body and clothing for recognition
A fusion approach to person recognition is presented here outlining the automated recognition of targets from human descriptions of face, body and clothing. Three novel results are highlighted. First, the present work stresses the value of comparative descriptions (he is taller than…) over categorical descriptions (he is tall). Second, it stresses the primacy of the face over body and clothing cues for recognition. Third, the present work unequivocally demonstrates the benefit gained through the combination of cues: recognition from face, body and clothing taken together far outstrips recognition from any of the cues in isolation. Moreover, recognition from body and clothing taken together nearly equals the recognition possible from the face alone. These results are discussed with reference to the intelligent fusion of information within police investigations. However, they also signal a potential new era in which automated descriptions could be provided without the need for human witnesses at all.
1350-6285
524-538
Nixon, Mark
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Guo, Bingchen
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Stevenage, Sarah
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Jaha, Emad
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Almudhahka, Nawaf
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Nixon, Mark
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Stevenage, Sarah
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Jaha, Emad
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Almudhahka, Nawaf
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Martinho-Corbishley, Daniel
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Nixon, Mark, Guo, Bingchen, Stevenage, Sarah, Jaha, Emad, Almudhahka, Nawaf and Martinho-Corbishley, Daniel (2017) Towards automated eyewitness descriptions: describing the face, body and clothing for recognition. Visual Cognition, 25 (4-6), 524-538. (doi:10.1080/13506285.2016.1266426).

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A fusion approach to person recognition is presented here outlining the automated recognition of targets from human descriptions of face, body and clothing. Three novel results are highlighted. First, the present work stresses the value of comparative descriptions (he is taller than…) over categorical descriptions (he is tall). Second, it stresses the primacy of the face over body and clothing cues for recognition. Third, the present work unequivocally demonstrates the benefit gained through the combination of cues: recognition from face, body and clothing taken together far outstrips recognition from any of the cues in isolation. Moreover, recognition from body and clothing taken together nearly equals the recognition possible from the face alone. These results are discussed with reference to the intelligent fusion of information within police investigations. However, they also signal a potential new era in which automated descriptions could be provided without the need for human witnesses at all.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 November 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 March 2017
Published date: 2017
Organisations: Vision, Learning and Control

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Local EPrints ID: 403165
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/403165
ISSN: 1350-6285
PURE UUID: a590c934-b061-40dc-811d-4bc03aa1be1b
ORCID for Mark Nixon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9174-5934
ORCID for Sarah Stevenage: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4155-2939

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Date deposited: 22 Nov 2016 15:49
Last modified: 27 Jan 2020 13:35

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