Journal of Computer Science

Design of a Neural Networks Classifier for Face Detection

F. Smach, M. Atri, J. Mitéran and M. Abid

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2006.257.260

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 2, Issue 3

Pages 257-260


Face detection and recognition has many applications in a variety of fields such as security system, videoconferencing and identification. Face classification is currently implemented in software. A hardware implementation allows real-time processing, but has higher cost and time to-market. The objective of this work was to implement a classifier based on neural networks MLP (Multi-layer Perception) for face detection. The MLP was used to classify face and non-face patterns. The system described using C language on a P4 (2.4 Ghz) to extract weight values. Then a Hardware implementation achieved using VHDL based Methodology. We targeted Xilinx FPGA as the implementation support.


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