Object and Face Recognition

A face comprised for four images.

This image illustrates the variability of the features that can be used to perform object and face recognition. (Image by Prof. Pawan Sinha.)


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Spring 2001


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Provides a comprehensive introduction to key issues and findings in object recognition in experimental, neural, computational, and applied domains. Emphasizes the problem of representation, exploring the issue of how 3-D objects should be encoded so as to efficiently recognize them from 2-D images. Second half focuses on face recognition, an ecologically important instance of the general object recognition problem. Describes experimental studies of human face recognition performance and recent attempts to mimic this ability in artificial computational systems.

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Pawan Sinha. 9.67 Object and Face Recognition. Spring 2001. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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