Using context and similarity for face and location identification

Marc Davis, Michael Smith, Fred Stentiford, Adetokunbo Bamidele, John Canny, Nathan Good, Simon King, Rajkumar Janakiraman, Simone Santini, Raimondo Schettini, Theo Gevers
2006 Internet Imaging VII  
This paper describes a new approach to the automatic detection of human faces and places depicted in photographs taken on cameraphones. Cameraphones offer a unique opportunity to pursue new approaches to media analysis and management: namely to combine the analysis of automatically gathered contextual metadata with media content analysis to fundamentally improve image content recognition and retrieval. Current approaches to content-based image analysis are not sufficient to enable retrieval of
more » ... ameraphone photos by high-level semantic concepts, such as who is in the photo or what the photo is actually depicting. In this paper, new methods for determining image similarity are combined with analysis of automatically acquired contextual metadata to substantially improve the performance of face and place recognition algorithms.
doi:10.1117/12.650981 fatcat:xn352rs5bjfvnawta2u2z74enm