Proceedings of the 2012 National Conference on Information Technology and Computer Science

Automatic Face Segmentation Based on the Level Set Method

Authors
Chaoyi Zhang, Yanning Zhang, Zenggang Lin
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Chaoyi Zhang
Available Online November 2012.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/citcs.2012.259How to use a DOI?
Keywords
face segmentation; level set method; signed pressure force function; GAC model; C-V model
Abstract
Face segmentation is a crucial problem in face recognition and other areas like pedestrian detection. Level set methods have been widely used in image segmentation. In this paper, the modified level set evolution equation is used in the level set method to segment the face. Based on the signed pressure force (SPF) function, a variable parameter signed pressure force (VPSPF) function is proposed. The proposed function avoids the disadvantage of the SPF function because it does not need the image intensity to satisfy specific condition. Our method combines the GAC model and the C-V model. Let the VPSPF function which contains the statistical information inside and outside the contour substitute the edge stopping function (ESF) in the GAC model. It not only has the advantages which the Selective Binary and Gaussian Filtering Regularized Level Set (SBGFRLS) method demonstrates but also can solve the problem the SBGFRLS method cannot handle. Experiment on the synthetic image using our method shows better performances than using the SBGFRLS method. Experiment results in the images from the ORL Database of Faces and the general images which have more than one faces show our method's validity and superiority
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Proceedings
2012 National Conference on Information Technology and Computer Science
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
November 2012
ISBN
978-94-91216-39-8
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/citcs.2012.259How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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