[Digikam-devel] GSoC Introduction: Aniket Handa

Ananta Palani anantapalani at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 17:39:51 UTC 2012


You're very welcome. I hope you will be able to work on this as it is a
very widely requested feature (as you observed). I take it you meant to say
"shouldn't" because being new to KDE won't be much of a problem. Once you
get your build environment set up, the hard part will be implementing the
algorithm. Retrieving image data is something done very frequently by
digiKam components and whoever leads you will be able to direct you very
well.

Best,
-Ananta

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Aniket Handa <atneik at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks a lot Ananta. Couldn't have got better links. I am used to
> OpenCV and moreover currently bytefish seems to be working on LDA, so
> gotta test that around. But I'm pretty much new to KDE, I suppose that
> should be a problem.
>
> Cheers!
> Aniket
>
> On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Ananta Palani <anantapalani at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Aniket,
> >
> > I'm not in charge of this particular area of digiKam, but here are some
> > links you can start looking into to get familiar with using OpenCV and
> > performing facial recognition, as well as descriptions and papers for
> > various algorithms. The current algorithm (eigenfaces) used in digiKam
> would
> > not be very good with real-world images (even if it worked properly).
> One of
> > the best (if not the best) algorithm available would be the Fisherfaces
> or
> > Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) method. You can read a nice summary
> and
> > analysis here:
> >
> >    http://www.bytefish.de/blog/fisherfaces
> >
> > Here are some good summaries of various algorithms that are available for
> > further comparison:
> >
> >    http://opencv.willowgarage.com/wiki/FaceRecognition
> >    http://www.face-rec.org/algorithms/
> >
> > I believe you have to apply and be accepted to the GSoC program before
> you
> > can actually be work on GSoC projects, but someone else will probably
> > contact you about that (or info might be on the GSoC website?).
> >
> > Best,
> > -Ananta
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Aniket Handa <atneik at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hello there,
> >>
> >> My name is Aniket Handa, currently enrolled in Jaypee Institute of
> >> Information Technology, Noida, INDIA pursing B.Tech-M.Tech Dual
> >> program in Computer Science & Engineering. My interests range from
> >> Computer Vision, Computer Graphics to developing Android Apps. I am a
> >> firm believer of FOSS.
> >>
> >> I am particularly interested in "Facial Recognition" partially due to
> >> its high demand (Bug 271679: 492 votes) and partially due to my
> >> interests in vision. I saw that this Idea was also in GSoC 2010, so
> >> that puts up questions like: was it taken by some student? If so, were
> >> there some problems?
> >>
> >> I am currently looking more about the project and will get back to you
> >> soon. Looking forward for being a valuable part of the community.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Aniket
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