Lighting Independent Skin Tone Detection Using Neural Networks

Marvin DECKER  Minako SAWAKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E90-D    No.8    pp.1195-1198
Publication Date: 2007/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1093/ietisy/e90-d.8.1195
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Image Recognition and Understanding)
skin tone,  neural networks,  color constancy,  illumination normalization,  

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Skin tone detection in conditions where illuminate intensity and/or chromaticity can vary often comes with high computational time or low accuracy. Here a technique is presented integrating chromaticity and intensity normalization combined with a neural skin tone classification network to achieve robust classification faster than other approaches.