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Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Winter 1991, Vol. 3, No. 1, Pages 59-70
(doi: 10.1162/jocn.1991.3.1.59)
© 1991 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Deformable Templates for Face Recognition
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Abstract

We describe an approach for extracting facial features from images and for determining the spatial organization between these features using the concept of a deformable template. This is a parameterized geometric model of the object to be recognized together with a measure of how well it fits the image data. Variations in the parameters correspond to allowable deformations of the object and can be specified by a probabilistic model. After the extraction stage the parameters of the deformable template can be used for object description and recognition.