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Presentation Information     2008-06-23 (15:15)   •  The seminar room at Vi2

Speaker Martin Norling
Type Master thesis presentation
Title Improving Facial Recognition Using Textual Annotation
Abstract In this thesis project I have designed an application combining a traditional search engine and one of the most well known face recognition algorithms to date. The purpose of this design is to attempt to improve search relevancy for queries related to celebrities and other well known persons. The application includes both face detection and face recognition. The classical eigenfaces algorithm is used in the face recognition. This algorithm turns out to perform quite badly as the algorithm requires faces to be aligned to it's references which is often not the case with arbitrary images of the internet. The face detection performs decently and can be used to separate face images from non-face images in simple cases.