Just 2 weeks back me and my friend were discussing about the popularity of the applications that were on Facebook and then came an idea of why not create an application which actually finds a lookalike of your face among other facebook users but we don’t have the expertise and the required guidance to actually transform that idea into a reality. But today i was going through the newspaper and one article caught my attention.It was about facial search which was being used in the marraige portal Bharat Matrimony.I bet every one of us have had a crush on someone and some have been lucky enough to actually transform that crush into a long standing relationship but for those who were not able to do so don’t worry facial search can be of some help.
Bharat matrimony recently launched this facial search option where users could upload the photos of the people they admire. I quote from the paper “I wanted to meet someone with Nargis smile. So I uploaded a smiling face of the yesteryear actress. I have a few options sent by the site and I am on the job to say yes to one of the persons” says Kalandar Sheik, a software engineer. Apparently one of the girls wanted someone who looked like Surya. So one option less: D .So how does all this work.
Facial recognition software is based on the ability to recognize a face and then measure the various features of the face. I was going through some sites and found this on HowStuffWorks.
Every face has numerous, distinguishable landmarks, the different peaks and valleys that make up facial features. FaceIt defines these landmarks as nodal points. Each human face has approximately 80 nodal points. Some of these measured by the software are:
- Distance between the eyes
- Width of the nose
- Depth of the eye sockets
- The shape of the cheekbones
- The length of the jaw line
These nodal points are measured creating a numerical code, called a faceprint, representing the face in the database. To know more about how it works click here
Now that I know about the technology maybe in the future me and my friends can work together to create an app on Facebook and if that becomes a reality i can be 200 % sure that it will be the best application 🙂
Most searched faces
Nargis,Bipasha Basu,Vidya Balan,Asin,Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai.
A.R.Rahman,Surya,Abhishek Bindra,Dhoni,Abhishek Bachan and Akshay Kumar