An alternative formulation of kernel LPP with application to image recognition

Guiyu Feng, Dewen Hu, Dapeng Zhang, Zongtan Zhou

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Locality preserving projections (LPP) is a new subspace feature extraction method which seeks to preserve the local structure and intrinsic geometry of the data space. As the LPP model is linear, it may fail to extract the nonlinear features. This paper proposes to address this problem using an alternative formulation, kernel locality preserving projections (KLPP). Our algorithm consists of two steps: kernel principal component analysis (KPCA) plus LPP. We provide an outline for implementing KLPP. Experiments on the ORL face database and PolyU palmprint database demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1733-1738
Number of pages6
Issue number13-15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006


  • Image recognition
  • Kernel LPP (KLPP)
  • Kernel principal component analysis (KPCA)
  • Locality preserving projections (LPP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence


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