Low-Rank Linear Embedding for Image Recognition

Yudong Chen, Zhihui Lai, Wai Keung Wong, Linlin Shen, Qinghua Hu

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Locality preserving projections (LPP) has been widely studied and extended in recent years, because of its promising performance in feature extraction. In this paper, we propose a modified version of the LPP by constructing a novel regression model. To improve the performance of the model, we impose a low-rank constraint on the regression matrix to discover the latent relations between different neighbors. By using the L 2,1-norm as a metric for the loss function, we can further minimize the reconstruction error and derive a robust model. Furthermore, the L 2,1-norm regularization term is added to obtain a jointly sparse regression matrix for feature selection. An iterative algorithm with guaranteed convergence is designed to solve the optimization problem. To validate the recognition efficiency, we apply the algorithm to a series of benchmark datasets containing face and character images for feature extraction. The experimental results show that the proposed method is better than some existing methods. The code of this paper can be downloaded from http://www.scholat.com/laizhihui.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8356587
Pages (from-to)3212-3222
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • Feature extraction
  • feature selection
  • Linear regression
  • Manifold learning
  • Manifolds
  • Measurement
  • Optimization
  • robust regression model
  • Robustness
  • Sparse matrices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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