Recognize color face images using complex Eigenfaces

Jian Yang, Dapeng Zhang, Yong Xu, Jing Yu Yang

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A strategy of color image based human face representation is first proposed. Then, based on this representation, complex Eigenfaces technique is developed for facial feature extraction. Finally, we test our idea using the AR face database. The experimental result demonstrates that the proposed color image based complex Eigenfaces method is more robust to illumination variations than the traditional grayscale image based Eigenfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Biometrics - International Conference, ICB 2006, Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2006
EventInternational Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2006 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 Jan 20067 Jan 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3832 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2006
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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