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Appears in Collections:Psychology Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: EvoFIT: A holistic, evolutionary facial imaging technique for creating composites
Author(s): Frowd, Charlie D
Hancock, Peter J B
Carson, Derek
Keywords: Design
Human Factors
Facial Composite
Face perception Computer systems
Face Physiology Computer systems
Issue Date: Jul-2004
Date Deposited: 20-Mar-2008
Citation: Frowd CD, Hancock PJB & Carson D (2004) EvoFIT: A holistic, evolutionary facial imaging technique for creating composites. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 1 (1), pp. 19-39.
Abstract: EvoFIT, a computerized facial composite system is being developed as an alternative to current systems. EvoFIT Faces are initially presented to a witness with random characteristics, but through a process of selection and breeding, a composite is ‘evolved’. Comparing composites constructed with E-FIT, a current system, a naming rate of 10% was found for EvoFIT and 17% for E-FIT. Analysis revealed that target age was limiting factor for EvoFIT and a second study with age appropriate targets visible during composite construction produced a naming rate similar to E-FIT. Two more-realistic studies were conducted that involved young target faces and 2 current systems (E-FIT and PROfit). Composites from both of these experiments were poorly named but a significant benefit emerged for EvoFIT.
DOI Link: 10.1145/1008722.1008725
Rights: Published in ACM Transactions on Applied Perception. Copyright: Association for Computing Machinery.

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