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Title: Skin detection
Authors: Thuong, Phan.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computing methodologies::Image processing and computer vision
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: In recent years, skin detection is widely used in various applications of computer vision such as face detection, face recognition, image filtering or hand gesture analysis. Most of the existing skin detection methods are based on pixel-wise classification which aims to classify all image pixels as skin or non-skin individually. By evaluating many skin detection algorithms that have been proposed in previous researches and studies, it is suggested that one of the most efficient pixel-based classification methods is Bayesian classifier with histogram technique. Using this algorithm, I have developed a program to segment skin from a large image database. The program requires a large collection of diverse images to build skin and non-skin models. A training dataset has been built with more than 900 images, 10% of the images are collected from the current skin database of Asst/Prof. Kong Wai-Kin Adams; the rest are collected manually from the Web. All images are chosen such that they are in high resolution and diverse in terms of background scenes and lighting conditions. For skin dataset, different types of human skin such as yellowish, pinkish, whitish, light brown, dark brown are collected. However, more than 90% of selected skin samples are from Asian and European people; thus, the classification program will perform well if test images only contain skin types of these people. The program yields good results with high classification accuracy, up to 94.9%. Furthermore, a comparison between the classification performance in different color representations such as RGB, HSV and HS is discussed. It is shown that the selection of color space for the classifier using Bayesian classifier with histogram technique can affect segmentation results. Especially, if luminance component is removed from color space, the classification performance will degrade sufficiently.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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