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Predict Your Child: a System to Suggest the Facial Appearance of Children

  We have developed a novel software program
called ‘Predict Your Child’ that, given photographs of
potential parent faces, generates plausible looking children.
The parent photographs are imported into a PCA-based
model of facial appearance to give a set of face parameters
that can be mixed together to produce offspring faces. The
program is intended for entertainment and has been used
commercially, with customers emailing photographs of
parents to be bred. In this paper, we describe the system,
developed from an evolutionary facial composite system
called EvoFIT, outline some of the

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    01 May 2008

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006 Special Computer Methods


Frowd, C. D., Bruce, V., Chang, H. Y., Plenderleith, Y., McIntyre, A. H., & Hancock, P. J. (2008). Predict Your Child: a System to Suggest the Facial Appearance of Children. Journal of multimedia, 3(1), doi:10.4304/jmm.3.1.28-35



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