Face authentication using a hybrid approach

Vitomir Štruc, France Mihelič, Nikola Pavešić: Face authentication using a hybrid approach. In: Journal of Electronic Imaging, 17 (1), pp. 1-11, 2008.

Abstract

This paper presents a hybrid approach to face-feature extraction based on the trace transform and the novel kernel partial-least-squares discriminant analysis (KPA). The hybrid approach, called trace kernel partial-least-squares discriminant analysis (TKPA) first uses a set of fifteen trace functionals to derive robust and discriminative facial features and then applies the KPA method to reduce their dimensionality. The feasibility of the proposed approach was successfully tested on the XM2VTS database, where a false rejection rate (FRR) of 1.25% and a false acceptance rate (FAR) of 2.11% were achieved in our best-performing face-authentication experiment. The experimental results also show that the proposed approach can outperform kernel methods such as generalized discriminant analysis (GDA), kernel fisher analysis (KFA) and complete kernel fisher discriminant analysis (CKFA) as well as combinations of these methods with features extracted using the trace transform.

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@article{JEI-Struc_2008,
title = {Face authentication using a hybrid approach},
author = {Vitomir \v{S}truc and France Miheli\v{c} and Nikola Pave\v{s}i\'{c}},
url = {http://luks.fe.uni-lj.si/nluks/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/JEI.pdf},
doi = {10.1117/1.2885149},
year  = {2008},
date = {2008-01-01},
journal = {Journal of Electronic Imaging},
volume = {17},
number = {1},
pages = {1-11},
abstract = {This paper presents a hybrid approach to face-feature extraction based on the trace transform and the novel kernel partial-least-squares discriminant analysis (KPA). The hybrid approach, called trace kernel partial-least-squares discriminant analysis (TKPA) first uses a set of fifteen trace functionals to derive robust and discriminative facial features and then applies the KPA method to reduce their dimensionality. The feasibility of the proposed approach was successfully tested on the XM2VTS database, where a false rejection rate (FRR) of 1.25% and a false acceptance rate (FAR) of 2.11% were achieved in our best-performing face-authentication experiment. The experimental results also show that the proposed approach can outperform kernel methods such as generalized discriminant analysis (GDA), kernel fisher analysis (KFA) and complete kernel fisher discriminant analysis (CKFA) as well as combinations of these methods with features extracted using the trace transform.},
keywords = {biometrics, face recognition, hybrid approach, kernel partial least squares, trace transform},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {article}
}