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A novel face recognition system using hybrid neural and dual eigenspaces methods

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4 Author(s)
Zhang, D. ; Biometrics Res. Centre, Hong Kong Polytech. Univ., Kowloon, China ; Hui Peng ; Jie Zhou ; Pal, S.K.

In this paper, we present an automated face recognition (AFR) system that contains two components: eye detection and face recognition. Based on invariant radial basis function (IRBF) networks and knowledge rules of facial topology, a hybrid neural method is proposed to localize human eyes and segment the face region from a scene. A dual eigenspaces method (DEM) is then developed to extract algebraic features of the face and perform the recognition task with a two-layer minimum distance classifier. Experimental results illustrate that the proposed system is effective and robust.

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 6 )