Illumination-Robust Face Recognition based on Illumination-Separated Eigenfaces

조명분리 고유얼굴에 기반한 조명에 강인한 얼굴 인식

  • 설태인 (숭실대학교 정보통신 전자공학부) ;
  • 정선태 (숭실대학교 정보통신 전자공학부) ;
  • 조성원 (홍익대학교 지능정보처리연구실)
  • Published : 2009.02.28


The popular eigenfaces-based face recognition among proposed face recognition methods utilizes the eigenfaces obtained from applying PCA to a training face image set. Thus, it may not achieve a reliable performance under illumination environments different from that of training face images. In this paper, we propose an illumination-separate eigenfaces-based face recognition method, which excludes the effects of illumination as much as possible. The proposed method utilizes the illumination-separate eigenfaces which is obtained by orthogonal decomposition of the eigenface space of face model image set with respect to the constructed face illumination subspace. Through experiments, it is shown that the proposed face recognition method based on the illumination-separate eigenfaces performs more robustly under various illumination environments than the conventional eigenfaces-based face recognition method.


Face Recognition;Illumination;Eigenfaces;PCA;Biometrics


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