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Age-Invariant Face Recognition Using Triangle Geometric Features

Osman Ali, Amal Seralkhatem and Asirvadam , Vijanth Sagayan and Malik, Aamir Saeed and Eltoukhy , Mohamed Meselhy and Abd Aziz, Azrina (2015) Age-Invariant Face Recognition Using Triangle Geometric Features. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence . ISSN 2180014

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Abstract

Whilst facial recognition systems are vulnerable to di®erent acquisition conditions, most notably lighting e®ects and pose variations, their particular level of sensitivity to facial aging e®ects is yet to be researched. The face recognition vendor test (FRVT) 2012's annual statement estimated deterioration in the performance of face recognition systems due to facial aging. There was about 5% degradation in the accuracies of the face recognition systems for each single year age di®erence between a test image and a probe image. Consequently, developing an age-invariant platform continues to be a signi¯cant requirement for building an e®ective facial recognition system. The main objective of this work is to address the challenge of facial aging which a®ects the performance of facial recognition systems. Accordingly, this work presents a geometrical model that is based on extracting a number of triangular facial features. The proposed model comprises a total of six triangular areas connecting and surrounding the main facial features (i.e. eyes, nose and mouth). Furthermore, a set of thirty mathematical relationships are developed and used for building a feature vector for each sample image. The areas and perimeters of the extracted triangular areas are calculated and used as inputs for the developed mathematical relationships. The performance of the system is evaluated over the publicly available face and gesture recognition research network (FG-NET) face aging database. The performance of the system is compared with that of some of the state-of-the-art face recognition methods and state-of-the-art age-invariant face recognition systems. Our proposed system yielded a good performance in term of classi¯cation accuracy of more than 94%.

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:0.669
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Electrical And Electronics - Communications - Digital Communications - Digital Signal Processing
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mission Oriented Research > Health
ID Code:11798
Deposited By: Dr Aamir Saeed Malik
Deposited On:07 Oct 2016 01:42
Last Modified:07 Oct 2016 01:42

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