fiducial thumbnlFace Fiducial Detection by Consensus of Exemplars

People Involved : Mallikarjun B R, Visesh Chari, C. V. Jawahar , Akshay Asthana

An exemplar based approach to detect the facial landmarks. We show that by using a very simple SIFT and HOG based descriptor, it is possible to identify the most accurate fiducial outputs from a set of results produced by regression and mixture of trees based algorithms (which we call candidate algorithms) on any given test image. Our approach manifests as two algorithms, one based on optimizing an objective function with quadratic terms and the other based on simple kNN.