Kernel enhanced informative gabor features for face recognition

Lin Lin Shen, Li Bai

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A discriminative and robust feature - Kernel enhanced informative Gabor feature is proposed in this paper for face recognition. Mutual information is applied to select a set of informative and non-redundant Gabor features, which are then further enhanced by Kernel methods for recognition. When compared with an approach using the downsampled Gabor features, our methods introduce advantages on computation, memory cost and accuracy. The proposed method has also been fully tested on the FERET database according to the evaluation protocol, significant improvements on the test set is observed. Compared with the classical Gabor feature extraction approach using complex convolution process, our method requires less than 4ms to retrieve a few hundreds of features. Due to the substantially reduced feature dimension, only 4 seconds are required to recognize 200 face images.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 16th British Machine Vision Conference, BMVC 2005 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sept 20058 Sept 2005


Conference2005 16th British Machine Vision Conference, BMVC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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