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Face Recognition under Difficult Lighting Conditions

Published on April 2012 by M. Evelynlizzie, P. Latha
International Conference in Recent trends in Computational Methods, Communication and Controls
Foundation of Computer Science USA
ICON3C - Number 4
April 2012
Authors: M. Evelynlizzie, P. Latha
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M. Evelynlizzie, P. Latha . Face Recognition under Difficult Lighting Conditions. International Conference in Recent trends in Computational Methods, Communication and Controls. ICON3C, 4 (April 2012), 24-28.

@article{
author = { M. Evelynlizzie, P. Latha },
title = { Face Recognition under Difficult Lighting Conditions },
journal = { International Conference in Recent trends in Computational Methods, Communication and Controls },
issue_date = { April 2012 },
volume = { ICON3C },
number = { 4 },
month = { April },
year = { 2012 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 24-28 },
numpages = 5,
url = { /proceedings/icon3c/number4/6029-1030/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
%0 Proceeding Article
%1 International Conference in Recent trends in Computational Methods, Communication and Controls
%A M. Evelynlizzie
%A P. Latha
%T Face Recognition under Difficult Lighting Conditions
%J International Conference in Recent trends in Computational Methods, Communication and Controls
%@ 0975-8887
%V ICON3C
%N 4
%P 24-28
%D 2012
%I International Journal of Computer Applications
Abstract

Making recognition more reliable under uncontrolled lighting conditions is one of the most important challenges for practical face recognition systems. This paper uses strengths of robust illumination normalization, local texture based face representations, distance transform based matching and multiple feature fusion to tackle this problem. The contributions of this paper include: 1) a simple and efficient pre-processing chain that eliminates most of the effects of changing illumination while still preserving the essential appearance details that are needed for recognition; 2)introduce local ternary patterns (LTP), a generalization of the local binary pattern (LBP) local texture descriptor that is more discriminant and less sensitive to noise in uniform region 3) improve robustness by adding Gabor wavelets and LBP—showing that the combination is considerably more accurate than either feature set alone. The resulting method provides state-of-the-art performance on Extended Yale-B dataset with an acceptance ratio of 85%. This can be used in many applications like surveillance, forensics, banking and login systems.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Face Recognition Illumination Invariance Image Pre-processing Kernel Principal Components Analysis Local Binary Patterns Visual Features