Face annotation for personal photos using context-assisted face recognition

Jae Young Choi, Seungji Yang, Yong Man Ro, Konstantinos N. Plataniotis
2008 Proceeding of the 1st ACM international conference on Multimedia information retrieval - MIR '08  
Face annotation for personal photos has a number of potential applications in Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR). We propose a novel face annotation method that systematically combines contextual information of photos with traditional Face Recognition (FR) technologies. To overcome the limitations of conventional FR-based annotation approaches, situation and person clustering methods are proposed based on context of personal photos. By relying on the proposed clustering methods, multiple
more » ... ial images that belong to the same person are applied to subspace FR methods. This allows traditional FR methods to take advantages of feature-or measurement-level fusion strategies for automatic annotation of faces on personal photos. The effectiveness of the proposed method was successfully tested on 1,120 personal photos selected from standard MPEG-7 Visual Core Experiment 3 (VCE-3). Extensive experimental results showed that the proposed method improves annotation accuracy by at least an order of magnitude, compared with conventional FR-based approaches.
doi:10.1145/1460096.1460106 dblp:conf/mir/ChoiYRP08 fatcat:szovdalwmnbinoqoenwifbxbyi