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Detection and Identification of Roman Emperors Using Facial Recognition

Klink, K. van (2019) Detection and Identification of Roman Emperors Using Facial Recognition.

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Abstract:Facial recognition is a much developed field of research, but the technique has not before been applied to recognizing Roman Emperors’ statues. In this research we will attempt to classify and identify statues and busts of Roman Emperors using existing techniques, and discuss what features of these statues cause different results compared to pictures of human faces. The results are ROC curves for all the used test scenarios, and matrices with Euclidean distances among all the faces of Roman Emperors in the dataset that was used. From this we conclude that Roman Emperors can be distinguished using existing techniques, albeit at inferior performance compared to distinguishing human faces. We also conclude that details such as a missing tip of the nose or varying levels of detail in the eyes and pupils pose a major influence on the result of the classification by the existing solutions used.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
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