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Waldo Face Detection


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We used the computer vision OpenCV framework to accomplish this face detector. We trained a Support Vector Model to recognize faces in Where’s Waldo images. The image features that are used by the SVM are: color histograms, HOG descriptors and SIFT descriptors. The algorithm uses a sliding window of varying sizes to search for faces in the Where’s Waldo image. If the SVM detects a face, the sliding window bounding box is marked.


Programming: Geert Beuneker.


Framework: OpenCV
Language: C++
Link: Source Code