Carnegie Mellon University
Neural Network-Based Face Detection

Henry Rowley, Shumeet Baluja, and Takeo Kanade
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition '96, June, 1996.

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We present a neural network?ased face detection system. A retinally connected neural network examines small windows of an image, and decides whether each window contains a face. The system arbitrates between multiple networks to improve performance over a single network. We use a bootstrap algorithm for training the networks, which adds false detections into the training set as training progresses. This eliminates the difficult task of manually selecting non?ace training examples, which must be chosen to span the entire space of non?ace images. Comparisons with other state?f?he?rt face detection systems are presented; our system has better performance in terms of detection and false?ositive rates.

Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Face Group
Associated Project(s): Neural Network-Based Face Detection, Face Detection Databases, Face Detection, Face Databases

Text Reference
Henry Rowley, Shumeet Baluja, and Takeo Kanade, "Neural Network-Based Face Detection," Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition '96, June, 1996.

BibTeX Reference
   author = "Henry Rowley and Shumeet Baluja and Takeo Kanade",
   title = "Neural Network-Based Face Detection",
   booktitle = "Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition '96",
   month = "June",
   year = "1996",