Face API in R – Microsoft Cognitive Services

Face API in R – Microsoft Cognitive Services

Folks,

In this blog we will explore Face API in R (Face API – Microsoft Cognitive Services)

This API can detect human faces in image and returns face locations, landmarks, and other important attributes like (age, gender, smile & glasses etc.)

Click here & Register for the free subscription of Microsoft Cognitive Services (Face API).

Here is my free subscription. Free 30,000 transactions per month. 20 per Minute.

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After registering please copy the Subscription Key. This is the Subscription Key which provides access to this API.


Face – Detect API

Request URL:

https://api.projectoxford.ai/face/v1.0/detect[?returnFaceId][&returnFaceLandmarks][&returnFaceAttributes]

Request Parameters:

Parameter 1: returnFaceId (Optional) 
Type: Boolean(Default value is true)
Decription: It return unique faceIds of the detected human face in the image. 

Parameter 2: returnFaceLandmarks (Optional)
Type: Boolean(Default value is false)
Description: It return face landmarks of the detected human face in the image..

Parameter: returnFaceAttributes (Optional) 
Type: String (Comma Seperated) 
Description: It return the face attributes including age, gender, headPose, smile, facialHair & glasses.
Input Example: "returnFaceAttributes=age,gender"

Request Headers:

Content-Type (optional): Media type of the body sent to the API.
application/json or application/octet-stream
Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: Subscription key which provides access to this API.

Request Body: JSON or Binary Data

{
    "url":"Url of the image"
}

R Commands & Output:-

R Packages Required: httr

library(httr)

# Below is the URL having returnFaceLandmarks = true and returnFaceAttributes = age,gender,headPose,smile,facialHair,glasses

face_api_url = "https://api.projectoxford.ai/face/v1.0/detect?returnFaceLandmarks=true&returnFaceAttributes=age,gender,headPose,smile,facialHair,glasses"

# Below is the image we are going to upload

body_image = upload_file("C:\\Users\\lenovo\\Documents\\image.jpeg")

# Below is the POST methord (Adding Request headers using add_headers)

result = POST(face_api_url,
              body = body_image,
              add_headers(.headers = c("Content-Type"="application/octet-stream",
                                       "Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key"="Subscription Key")))

API_Output = content(result)

# Coverting Output into R Dataframe 

Output_Face_Attributes = as.data.frame(API_Output)

Input:-

input

Input R Code Snapshot: 

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Output:-

View(Output_Face_Attributes)

Here you can check the attributes of the image.

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For more details & other Image and Face API’s, please visit this Link.


Thanks!

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