Feature extraction and localisation using scale-invariant feature transform on 2.5D image

Suk, Ting Pui and Jacey-Lynn, Minoi, and Terrin, Lim and Fradinho Oliveira, João and Fyfe Gillies, Duncan (2015) Feature extraction and localisation using scale-invariant feature transform on 2.5D image. 22nd International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, WSCG 2014, Communication Papers Proceedings - in co-operation with EUROGRAPHICS Association. pp. 179-187. ISSN 9.78809E+12

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Abstract

anatomical landmarks, which is a vital initial stage for several applications, such as face recognition, facial analysis and synthesis. Locating facial landmarks in images is an important task in image processing and detecting it automatically still remains challenging. The appearance of facial landmarks may vary tremendously due to facial variations. Detecting and extracting landmarks from raw face data is usually done manually by trained and experienced scientists or clinicians, and the landmarking is a laborious process. Hence, we aim to develop methods to automate as much as possible the process of landmarking facial features. In this paper, we present and discuss our new automatic landmarking method on face data using 2.5-dimensional (2.5D) range images. We applied the Scale-invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) method to extract feature vectors and the Otsu’s method to obtain a general threshold value for landmark localisation. We have also developed an interactive tool to ease the visualisation of the overall landmarking process. The interactive visualization tool has a function which allows users to adjust and explore the threshold values for further analysis, thus enabling one to determine the threshold values for the detection and extraction of important keypoints or/and regions of facial features that are suitable to be used later automatically with new datasets with the same controlled lighting and pose restrictions. We measured the accuracy of the automatic landmarking versus manual landmarking and found the differences to be marginal. This paper describes our own implementation of the SIFT and Otsu’s algorithms, analyzes the results of the landmark detection, and highlights future work

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Feature extraction, localization, landmarking, Otsu’s algorithm, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 04:59
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 07:38
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12107

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