:star2: Human Face Detection based on AdaBoost
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This project name as
E-Facewhich is a implementation of face detection algorithm.
My nick name is
EOF. For convenient, I name it as
It's stimulating to do this project. Enjoy with it.
The following list show the files in this awesome project.
adaboost.py Implementation of Adaptive Boosting algorithm
cascade.py Cascade Decision Tree
config.py All parameters of configuration in this project are stored in this file.
image.py The initialization of images. class Image and class ImageSet are in this file.
haarFeature.py Stuff with Haar-Features.
weakClassifier.py The detail about Weak classifier.
training.py Script for training the model.
model/ cache files for adaboost model.
featuers/ values for different feaures with different samples.
doc/ documents with this project.
For training a adaboost model:
To detect faces in a image, you have to define the TEST_IMG which is the path where store your image:
I'm still working on making this project more powerful. So, here is the presentation of current result.
I used basic OOP(Object Oriented Programming) tricks to build my program. Something like... I put all about
AdaBoostinto a class(AdaBoost) which you can find in file
adaboost.py. Everytime you want to do something with adaboost, just create a object instance of that class.
Adavantages of this style: Higher level of abstraction and easy to be used. With this style, green hand will easy to build good archtecture with our project.
Disadvantages of this style: Without optimalization, it will cost a lot of memory. This will be obvious when the scale of project goes more and more large.
During this period when I working on the project, I meet a lots of problem. But I also want to say "thanks" to these problem. It help me a lot to enhance my ability in programming.
Exception Handle The training process cost too much time. Sometimes, we have a better idea to change the code into a better version. But the trainning process is going on. If we press
ctrl + cto interrupt, the data that we have get from the
AdaBoostprocess will lost.
I use a handler for
KeyboardInterruptand then save the data of model so that the valuable data won't be lose.
High Performance Programming in Python
There have lots of tricks to make native Python code run more faster. The computation of image processing is very huge. This means that it's a typical problem about CPU-bound.
Concurrent Control To improve the performance of this system in the training process, I try to use parallel mechanism with the two CPU in my workstation.
2016-04-09 Restart to built this project and finished optimize the image.py
2016-04-13 refactor the training.py and make it more light. create a new module mapReduce.py. In haarFeature.py, @idxVector is initialized by numpy.zeros, it's faster than numpy.array([0 for i in range(length)])
2016-04-15 going to optimal weakClassifier.py and adaboost.py. Try to vectorize weakclassifier.py
2016-04-16 change scanImage.py and use different size of final classifier image but not resize the inputed image.