Thanks to a blog post by Todd Sharp I found out about a Java library that could be used in ColdFusion for facial recognition. Which is just plain cool on its own and I’m sure several web applications would make use of it. Todd had only got as far as face detection and hadn’t made it as far as storing the data in a database and using it for recognition of new faces.
I’ve managed to cobble together with some really rough code a ColdFusion component that makes using the Java library a little easier. Plus some even rougher code as an example of using it.
Project page and download
When I get time I’ll try and tidy up the example and improve the component. But for now it’s more of a proof of concept. Enjoy.