Face Recognition/Detection by Clustering and Probabilistic Neural Networks

  • Giacomo Capizzi
  • Salvatore Coco
  • Cinzia Giuffrida
  • Antonio Laudani
  • Giuseppe Pappalardo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 19)


In this paper a face recognition/detection system is presented, composed out of three main blocks: a face extraction block, which identifies and extracts individual faces from the input image; a feature extraction block, which converts each face identified into a suitable set of features; and a PNN classifier, which recognizes the face presented to it as a feature set. Experiments carried out on a large set of images achieved excellent results in terms of speed and precision, compared with typical figures featured by most state-of-the-art systems.


Face Recognition Input Image Probabilistic Neural Network Face Database Face Height 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giacomo Capizzi
    • 1
  • Salvatore Coco
    • 1
  • Cinzia Giuffrida
    • 1
  • Antonio Laudani
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Pappalardo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems EngineeringUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and InformaticsUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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