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AKA: how to spend your days looking at pornography, calling it research, and getting it published.

While researching ways to approach my final project for my computer vision class, I stumbled across this gem. It's a paper published in 1996 in the European Conference on Computer Vison that describes a technique for detecting naked people in images. By analyzing color and texture properties to determine skin regions and fit candidate images to structural models, they made a pretty good porno-detector.

See also: here

And no, my final project has nothing to do with pornography.

[1] Fleck, M., Forsyth, D., and Bregler, C., "Finding Naked People", European Conf. on Computer Vision , Vol II, pp. 592-602. 1996

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