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1. (WO2010046082) METHOD FOR SKIN TONE DETECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/046082    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2009/007504
Publication Date: Fri Apr 30 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 21 01:59:59 CEST 2009
IPC: G06K 9/00
G06K 9/46
G06T 1/00
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
CHEDDAD, Abbas
CONDELL, Joan
CURRAN, Kevin
MCKEVITT, Paul
Inventors: CHEDDAD, Abbas
CONDELL, Joan
CURRAN, Kevin
MCKEVITT, Paul
Title: METHOD FOR SKIN TONE DETECTION
Abstract:
There is described a method for detecting the presence of skin tone in an image. A gray scale representation of a pixel within the image is provided. Next, a red chrominance independent representation for is provided for the pixel. Then, the two representations are analysed to determine whether a difference in value between the representations corresponds with a the presence of a skin tone value. The present invention provides a rapid skin tone detection classifier particularly useful for real time applications.