DOI Number : 10.5614/itbj.ict.2007.1.1.2
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DEWA: A Multiaspect Approach for Multiple Face Detection in Complex Scene Digital Image

Setiawan Hadi1, Adang S. Ahmad2, Iping Supriana Suwardi2 & Farid Wazdi2

1 Mathematics Department, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia
2 STEI, Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia

Abstract. A new approach for detecting faces in a digital image with unconstrained background has been developed. The approach is composed of three phases: segmentation phase, filtering phase and localization phase. In the segmentation phase, we utilized both training and non-training methods, which are implemented in user selectable color space. In the filtering phase, Minkowski addition-based objects removal has been used for image cleaning. In the last phase, an image processing method and a data mining method are employed for grouping and localizing objects, combined with geometric-based image analysis.  Several experiments have been conducted using our special face database that consists of simple objects and complex objects. The experiment results demonstrated that the detection accuracy is around 90% and the detection speed is less than 1 second in average.

Keywords: complex background; digital image; face detection; facial image; multiaspect approach; multiple face

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