Face, Image, and Analysis

Face, Image, and Analysis

Yu-Jin Zhang (Tsinghua University, China), Yu-Jin Zhang (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China), J.L. Molina (Geological Survey of Spain, Spain), R. Giordano (Instituto di Ricerca Sulle Acque (IRSA) – Water Research Institute, Italy) and J. Bromley (Oxford University, UK)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-991-0.ch001

Abstract

Face image analysis, consisting of automatic investigation of images of (human) faces, is a hot research topic and a fruitful field. This introductory chapter discusses several aspects of the history and scope of face image analysis and provides an outline of research development publications of this domain. More prominently, different modules and some typical techniques for face image analysis are listed, explained, described, or summarized from a general technical point of view. One picture of the advancements and the front of this complex and prominent field is provided. Finally, several challenges and prominent development directions for the future are identified.
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In the following, several aspects of the history and scope of face image analysis are discussed, and an outline of research developments and publications is provided.

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