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Statistical classification of skin color pixels from MPEG videos

Ren, J and Jiang, J (2007) Statistical classification of skin color pixels from MPEG videos Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 4678 L. pp. 395-405.

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Detection and classification of skin regions plays important roles in many image processing and vision applications. In this paper, we present a statistical approach for fast skin detection in MPEG-compressed videos. Firstly, conditional probabilities of skin and non-skin pixels are extracted from manual marked training images. Then, candidate skin pixels are identified using the Bayesian maximum a posteriori decision rule. An optimal threshold is then obtained by analyzing of probability error on the basis of the likelihood ratio histogram of skin and non-skin pixels. Experiments from sequences with varying illuminations have demonstrated the effectiveness of our approach. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Ren, J
Date : 1 December 2007
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:24
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:11

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