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Title: An efficient color compensation scheme for skin color segmentation
Authors: Wong, KW
Lam, KMK 
Siu, WC 
Keywords: Face detection algorithm
Skin color segmentation algorithm
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: IEEE
Source: 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems : ISCAS 2003 : proceedings : Sunday, May 25-Wednesday, May 28, 2003, Bangkok, Thailand, p. II676-II679 How to cite?
Abstract: Skin color is a useful means for human face detection. In this paper, we propose an efficient color compensation method for skin color segmentation under varying lighting conditions. One of the major problems of using skin color is that a face region may not be detected under poor or uneven lighting conditions. Our approach considers the distribution of the color components of skin pixels and the color response of capturing machines under different illuminations. Experimental results show that this algorithm can improve the performance of face segmentation under poor or strong lighting conditions.
ISBN: 0-7803-7761-3
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