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Research Article

Eye localization for face recognition

Paola Campadellia1, Raffaella Lanzarottia1 and Giuseppe Liporia1

a1 Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Comelico, 39/41 20135 Milano, Italy; campadelli@dsi.unimi.it, lanzarotti@dsi.unimi.it, lipori@dsi.unimi.it


We present a novel eye localization method which can be used in face recognition applications. It is based on two SVM classifiers which localize the eyes at different resolution levels exploiting the Haar wavelet representation of the images. We present an extensive analysis of its performance on images of very different public databases, showing very good results.

(Online publication July 20 2006)

Key Words:

  • Eye localization;
  • face recognition;
  • Haar wavelets;
  • support vector machines.

Mathematics Subject Classification:

  • 68T10;
  • 68T45