Face Detection Homepage: Face recognition and finding

The Face Detection Homepage

by Dr. Robert Frischholz

This page is focused on the task of automatically detecting faces in images.
It is a tribute to Peter Kruizinga’s Face Recognition Homepage
(which unfortunately has disappeared many years ago… Click on the above link to still browse the site, using the archive of Wayback Machine)

Here is the successor of the Face Recognition Homepage

Preface: The recognition of human faces is not so much about face recognition at all – it is much more about face detection! It has been proven that the first step in automatic facial recognition – the accurate detection of human faces in arbitrary scenes, is the most important process involved. When faces can be located exactly in any scene, the recognition step afterwards is not so complicated anymore. This is why this page tries to gather all available information about the process of automatically detecting faces!


August 2015 – New section added: “Finding People by Photos”


Welcome Face Recognition & Detection Researchers around the World!

This site tries to collect all useful information about finding faces. Very much research is going on in this area. Therefore, the information is grouped into several categories, which are listed on the menu of the page. Please follow those navigation buttons to explore the contents of this site. A short description of the categories:

SoftwareLinks to public domain or commercial Software (SDK)
DatasetsLinks to face image databases useful for face finding
LinksLinks to research sites for face localization
TechniquesExplanations and links to common principles of locating faces
Online DemosWeb-based face finder demos
PublicationsSelected publications about facial detection
MiscSome miscellaneous possibly interesting stuff

Please send me all material that you think should be put here, by writing an email to webmaster@facedetection.com.  Thank you!


Face recognition and face detection software Homepage

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