Development of an API for Facial Organ Extraction on Windows

Hiroshi Kobayashi, Hisanori Takahashi, Takanori Kimura, Kohki Kikuchi

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In recognition of human emotions and KANSEI, facial structure and expressions are the most important information source, but there has been no software to analyze them, probably because image processing of facial expressions are quite difficult. Therefore, we have developed a software which can extract outlines of each facial parts, eyebrows, eyes, mouth and nose robustly and precisely, on Microsoft Windows 2000/XP, and add an automatic extraction function of facial organ outlines using an API (Application Programming interface) which is standard for Windows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2743-2750
Number of pages8
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2003



  • API
  • Facial Expression
  • Facial Organ Extraction

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