Sclera Segmentation in Face Images Using Image Foresting Transform

  • Jullyana Fialho Pinheiro
  • João Dallyson Sousa de Almeida
  • Geraldo Braz Junior
  • Anselmo Cardoso de Paiva
  • Aristófanes Corrêa Silva
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10657)


The sclera is the part of the eye surround the iris, it is white and presents blood vessels that can be used for biometric recognition. In this paper, we propose a new method for sclera segmentation in face images. The method is divided into two steps: (1) the eye location and the (2) sclera segmentation. Eyes are located using Color Distance Map (CDM), Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) descriptor and Random Forest (RF). The sclera is segmented by Image Foresting Transform (IFT). The first step has an accuracy of 95.95%.


Sclera segmentation Histogram of oriented gradients Random Forest Image Foresting Transform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jullyana Fialho Pinheiro
    • 1
  • João Dallyson Sousa de Almeida
    • 1
  • Geraldo Braz Junior
    • 1
  • Anselmo Cardoso de Paiva
    • 1
  • Aristófanes Corrêa Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Federal do MaranhãoSão LuísBrazil

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