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Automatic Face Recognition from Skeletal Remains

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Automatic Face Recognition from Skeletal Remains
The ability to determine the identity of a skull found at a crime scene is of critical importance to the law enforcement community. Traditional clay-based methods attempt to reconstruct the face so as to enable identification of the deceased by members of the general public. However, these reconstructions lack consistency from practitioner to practitioner and it has been shown that the human recognition of these reconstructions against a photo gallery of potential victims is little better than chance. In this paper we propose the automation of the reconstruction process. For a given skull, a data-driven 3D generative model of the face is constructed using a database of CT head scans. The reconstruction can be constrained based on prior knowledge such as age and or weight. To determine whether or not these reconstructions have merit, geometric methods for comparing reconstructions against a gallery of facial images are proposed. First, Active Shape Models are used to automatically dete...
Carl Adrian, Nils Krahnstoever, Peter H. Tu, Phil
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CVPR
Authors Carl Adrian, Nils Krahnstoever, Peter H. Tu, Phil Williams, Rebecca Book, Xiaoming Liu 0002
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