Hyperspectral face recognition with log-polar Fourier features and collaborative representation based voting classifiers

Hyperspectral face recognition with log-polar Fourier features and collaborative representation based voting classifiers

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Hyperspectral imagery analysis has become a popular topic for improving face recognition accuracy. Nevertheless, it encounters difficulty in data acquisition, low signal-to-noise ratio, and high dimensionality. As a result, there exists a need to develop better algorithms in order to achieve higher classification rates. In this study, the authors propose a new method for hyperspectral face recognition with very competitive experimental results. Since there is a significant amount of noise in every spectral band, they reduce noise adaptively from each spectral band by using any image denoising method, e.g. block matching and 3D filtering. They then crop each face according to its eye coordinates so that translation invariance can be achieved. They conduct log-polar transform to each cropped face image and extract 2D Fourier spectrum from them. In this way, the extracted features are approximately invariant to translation, rotation, and scaling. They use the collaborative representation-based classifier with voting for hyperspectral face recognition. They perform some experiments to test the authors’ new method for hyperspectral face recognition with very promising results.


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