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face recognition for android 4.0 with opencv

asked 2013-01-03 03:28:35 -0600

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I need to make an android application having a mask feature same as in Google Hangout. So for that I need to detect and recognize the facial features like face,eyes,nose,head while recording a video. I had searched in Android api but unfortunately there is no face recognition api which can detect facial features.

So in that I would like to try out opencv face recognition for android...I have worked with android but i am totally noob in case of opencv. I would like to know where do i start from regarding opencv api for android. What would be the most convenient way to start and what docs to read.......any amount of help will be appreciated.


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answered 2013-01-03 04:29:18 -0600

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First of all face detection is to find a face-like object on the image while face recognition is the process to determine the identity of person with the given face. I am not sure if you would like to detect faces or even you want to recognize them as well. These are different - although - related tasks.

Shervin Emami wrote a page about how to detect face in OpenCV using Haar Cascade classifiers. His code is written in C. For face recognition he uses eigenfaces.

The book Learning OpenCV: Computer Vision with the OpenCV Library also contains a subchapter about face detection, so as the new edition.

I have just found Mastering OpenCV with Practical Computer Vision Projects - with the above mentioned among the authors - which deals with your topic.

For using OpenCV in Android you may start at OpenCV - Android homepage.

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