Building Face Detection with Face Divine Proportions

Mohamed Oualla, Khalid Ounachad, Abdelalim Sadiq


In this paper, we proposed an algorithm for detecting multiple human faces in an image based on haar-like features to represent the invariant characteristics of a face. The choice of relevant and more representative features is based on the divine proportions of a face. This technique, widely used in the world of beauty, especially in aesthetic medicine, allows the face to be divided into a set of specific regions according to known mathematical measures. Then we used the Adaboost algorithm for the learning phase. All of our work is based on the Viola and Jones algorithm, in particular their innovative technique called Integral Image, which calculates the value of a Haar-Like feature extracted from a face image. In the rest of this article, we will show that our approach is promising and can achieve high detection rates of up to 99%.


Face detection; Haar-like features; Adaboost; Facial proportions; Golden ratio

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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