A Comparative Evaluation of Average Face on Holistic and Local Face Recognition Approaches

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Title A Comparative Evaluation of Average Face on Holistic and Local Face Recognition Approaches
Author Zhao, Sanqiang; Zhang, Paul; Gao, Yongsheng
Publication Title Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)
Editor IAPR
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Los Alamitos, California, USA
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Abstract This study focuses on a recent paper "100% Accuracy in Automatic Face Recognition" published on Science, in which an "Average Face" is proposed and claimed to be capable of dramatically improving performance of a face recognition system. To reveal its working mechanism, we perform the averaging process using pose-varied synthetic images generated from 3D face database and conduct a comparative study to observe its effectiveness on holistic and local face recognition approaches. Two representative methods, i.e. Eigenface and Local Binary Pattern (LBP) are employed to perform the experiments. It is interesting to find from our experiments that the performance of the "Average Face" is not independent of the face recognition approaches. Although face averaging increases the recognition accuracy of Eigenface method, it impairs the performance of LBP method.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/servlet/opac?punumber=4740202
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICPR.2008.4761430
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Conference name The 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)
Location Tampa, Florida, USA
Date From 2008-12-08
Date To 2008-12-11
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22905
Date Accessioned 2008-07-25
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Computer Vision; PRE2009-Pattern Recognition
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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