Skin region detection in digital images using discriminative textural features

Michał Kawulok

Abstract


This paper presents a novel approach towards human skin regions detection and segmentation. The main contribution is concerned with proposing the discriminative texture analysis performed over skin probability maps obtained using conventional color-based methods. Results of the experimental validation reported in the paper confirm that the texture is an important source of information, neglected by many skin detection techniques.

Keywords


skin detection; skin segmentation; image processing; texture analysis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21936/si2012_v33.n2B.173