Recognising familiar and unfamiliar faces

A. M. Burton*

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Research in face recognition can broadly be divided into those projects concerned with front-end image processing and those projects concerned with memory for familiar people. The problem for image-processing projects is to derive a label from a particular image, perhaps through computation of some characteristic aspects of that image which are shared by known characteristics of a target. The problem for those studying memory for familiar people is to understand how we can know that this person before us is (for example) a colleague, a family member or a TV personality. These two areas of research have proceeded largely in parallel, with only limited mutual influence. However, empirical studies suggest that there is much to be gained from a greater interaction between these fields, and it is possible that progress can only be made through formal interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE Colloquium on Image Processing for Security Applications (Digest No: 1997/074)
PublisherInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


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