Conference Paper

Embedded Convolutional Face Finder.

DOI: 10.1109/ICME.2006.262454 Conference: Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2006, July 9-12 2006, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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ABSTRACT In this paper, a high-level optimization methodology is applied for the implementation of the well-known Convolutional Face Finder (CFF) algorithm for real-time applications on cellular phone, such as teleconferencing, advanced user interfaces, pictures indexing and security access control. This face detector is based on a feature extraction and classification technique which consists in a pipeline of convolutions and subsampling operations. Design of embedded systems must find a good trade off between performance and code size due to the limited amount of resource available. We propose a methodology to cope with the main drawbacks of the CFF original implementation like floating- point computation and memory allocation, to allow parallelism exploitation and perform algorithm optimizations. Results show that our embedded face detection system can accurately locate faces with less computational load and memory cost. It runs on a 275MHz Starcore DSP at 9 QCIF images/s with state-of-the-art detection rates and very low false alarm rates.

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