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Automatic detection of images containing nudity : Image detection using artificial neural networks and statistical methods

Andreas Carlsson ; Andreas Eriksson ; Mikael Isik
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2008. Report - IT University of Göteborg, Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Göteborg , ISSN 1651-4769; 2008:083, 2008.
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This thesis discusses the possibilities of detecting images containing nudity using computer algorithms. We are only focusing on sexually explicit images. Our approach is to extract features such as skin, faces and regions, which can be used to classify images. We have investigated the advantages of the two color spaces RGB and IHLS when detecting skin. The difference in performance between the two, are illustrated in ROC graphs. The technology used is artificial neural networks, statistical methods and advanced image processing. Artificial neural networks are used for skin pixel segmentation, face detection, and image classification. Gaussian mixture models have been tested, but was too computationally heavy and was also outperformed by artificial neural networks. The separate parts performs well, but our approach using an artificial neural network with features as input does not perform as well as expected in its current state, and needs some modifications, which are proposed in the section future work. The research problem was proposed by NetClean Technologies Sweden AB.

Nyckelord: Artificial neural network, Gaussian mixture models, image processing, skin detection, image classification, CBIR

Publikationen registrerades 2008-10-24. Den ändrades senast 2013-04-04

CPL ID: 76159

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