Complementary feature sets for optimal face recognition

Singh, Chandan and Mittal, Neerja and Walia, Ekta (2014) Complementary feature sets for optimal face recognition. EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1687-5281

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In face recognition tasks, one kind of feature set is not adequate to generate superior results; thus, selection and combination of complementary features are crucial steps. In this paper, the fusion of two useful descriptors, i.e., the Zernike moments (ZMs) and the local binary pattern (LBP)/local ternary pattern (LTP), has been proposed. The ZM descriptor consists of good global image representation capabilities besides being invariant to image rotation and noise, while the LBP/LTP descriptors capture the innate details within some local parts of face image and are insensitive to illumination variations. The fusion of these two is observed to incorporate the traits of both of these individual descriptors. Subsequently, in this work, the performance of diverse feature sets of ZMs (i.e., magnitude features, magnitude plus phase features, and the real plus imaginary component features) combined with the LBP/LTP descriptor is analyzed on FERET, Yale, and ORL face databases. The recognition results achieved by the proposed method are approximately 10 to 30% higher than those obtained with these descriptors separately. Recognition rates of the proposed method are also found to be significantly better (i.e., by 8 to 24%) in case of single example image per person in the training.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Face recognition; Zernike moments (ZMs); Local binary pattern (LBP); Local ternary pattern (LTP); Invariant image features
Subjects: CSIO > Computational Instrumentation
Divisions: Computational Instrumentation
Depositing User: Ms. Jyotsana
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2015 11:03
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2015 11:03

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