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Face recognition using eigenfaces
  • M. Turk, A. Pentland
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society Conference on…
  • 3 June 1991
An approach to the detection and identification of human faces is presented, and a working, near-real-time face recognition system which tracks a subject's head and then recognizes the person byExpand
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Reality mining: sensing complex social systems
We introduce a system for sensing complex social systems with data collected from 100 mobile phones over the course of 9 months. We demonstrate the ability to use standard Bluetooth-enabled mobileExpand
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Pfinder: real-time tracking of the human body
Pfinder is a real-time system for tracking and interpretation of people. It runs on a standard SGI Indy computer, and has performed reliably on thousands of people in many different physicalExpand
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Probabilistic Visual Learning for Object Representation
We present an unsupervised technique for visual learning, which is based on density estimation in high-dimensional spaces using an eigenspace decomposition. Two types of density estimates are derivedExpand
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View-based and modular eigenspaces for face recognition
We describe experiments with eigenfaces for recognition and interactive search in a large-scale face database. Accurate visual recognition is demonstrated using a database of O(10/sup 3/) faces. TheExpand
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Pfinder: Real-Time Tracking of the Human Body
Pfinder is a real-time system for tracking people and interpreting their behavior. It runs at 10 Hz on a standard SGI Indy computer, and has performed reliably on thousands of people in manyExpand
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A Bayesian Computer Vision System for Modeling Human Interactions
We describe a real-time computer vision and machine learning system for modeling and recognizing human behaviors in a visual surveillance task. The system deals in particularly with detecting whenExpand
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Real-Time American Sign Language Recognition Using Desk and Wearable Computer Based Video
We present two real-time hidden Markov model-based systems for recognizing sentence-level continuous American sign language (ASL) using a single camera to track the user's unadorned hands. The firstExpand
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A New Sense for Depth of Field
  • A. Pentland
  • Computer Science, Geology
  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine…
  • 18 August 1985
This paper examines a novel source of depth information: focal gradients resulting from the limited depth of field inherent in most optical systems. Previously, autofocus schemes have used depth ofExpand
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Fractal-Based Description of Natural Scenes
  • A. Pentland
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine…
  • 1 November 1984
This paper addresses the problems of 1) representing natural shapes such as mountains, trees, and clouds, and 2) computing their description from image data. To solve these problems, we must be ableExpand
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