A fast and robust gabor feature based method for face recognition

Li Bai, Linlin Shen

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his paper describes a fast and robust Gabor feature based approach for face recognition. The most discriminative Gabor features are selected by the AdaBoost procedure, which are then subjected to the Generalized Discriminant Analysis (GDA) process for further class separability enhancement. Compared with the huge number of features used by typical classification algorithms using Gabor fiters, our method needs only two hundred Gabor features. Whilst significant memory and computation cost has been reduced, our method still achieves very high recognition accuracy. 600 frontal facial images from the FERET database, with expression and illumination variations, are used to test the system. Only 4 seconds are required to recognize 200 face images, 97% accuracy has been achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number2005-11033
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventIEE International Symposium on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, ICDP 2005 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jun 20058 Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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