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A joint probabilistic face detection and tracking algorithm, combining likelihood estimation and a prior probability, is proposed. The likelihood estimation scheme is based on the statistical training of sets of automatically generated feature points and a mutual information tracking cue, while the prior probability estimation is based on a Gaussian temporal model. The likelihood estimation process is the core of a multiple face detection scheme used to initialize the tracking process. The resulting system has been tested on real image sequences and is robust to significant partial occlusion and illumination changes.
Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:14 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication: Jan. 2004