Accurate eye detection using elliptical separability filter

Qiu Chen, Koji Kotani, Feifei Lee, Tadahiro Ohmi

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel algorithm for the accurate eye detection. First, a histogram back-projection method is utilized to extract the rough face region, and then iris candidates are detected by using elliptical separability filter developed from Fukui et al.'s separability filter. By calculating the similarities of pairs of iris candidates, we determine the pair of iris, which has the largest similarity among others. The similarity of a pair of iris candidates consists of the separability of the pair of iris candidates, the VQ similarity and normalized correlation coefficient between the region including the pair of iris candidates and eye template. Experimental results show the iris detection rate of the proposed algorithm of 95.2% for 516 images of 86 persons without spectacles in the AR database.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, SIP 2006
Pages207-211
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event8th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, SIP 2006 and the 10th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2006 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2006 Aug 142006 Aug 16

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 8th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, SIP 2006

Other

Other8th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, SIP 2006 and the 10th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period06/8/1406/8/16

Keywords

  • Back-projection
  • Eye detection
  • Separability filter
  • Vector quantization (VQ)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

Cite this

Chen, Q., Kotani, K., Lee, F., & Ohmi, T. (2006). Accurate eye detection using elliptical separability filter. In Proceedings of the 8th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, SIP 2006 (pp. 207-211). (Proceedings of the 8th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, SIP 2006).