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Efficient detection of occlusion prior to robust face recognition

Min, Rui; Hadid, Abdenour; Dugelay, Jean-Luc

The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2014; Article ID 519158

While there has been an enormous amount of research on face recognition under pose/illumination/expression changes and image degradations, problems caused by occlusions attracted relatively less attention. Facial occlusions, due, for example, to sunglasses, hat/cap, scarf, and beard, can significantly deteriorate performances of face recognition systems in uncontrolled environments such as video surveillance. The goal of this paper is to explore face recognition in the presence of partial occlusions, with emphasis on real-world scenarios (e.g., sunglasses and scarf). In this paper, we propose an efficient approach which consists of first analysing the presence of potential occlusion on a face and then conducting face recognition on the nonoccluded facial regions based on selective local Gabor binary patterns. Experiments demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms the state-of-the-art works including KLD-LGBPHS, S-LNMF, OA-LBP, and RSC. Furthermore, performances of the proposed approach are evaluated under illumination and extreme facial expression changes provide also significant results.

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Titre:Efficient detection of occlusion prior to robust face recognition
Type:Journal
Langue:English
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Département:Sécurité numérique
Eurecom ref:4226
Copyright: © Hindawi. Personal use of this material is permitted. The definitive version of this paper was published in The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2014; Article ID 519158 and is available at : http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/519158
Bibtex: @article{EURECOM+4226, doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/519158}, year = {2014}, month = {01}, title = {{E}fficient detection of occlusion prior to robust face recognition}, author = {{M}in, {R}ui and {H}adid, {A}bdenour and {D}ugelay, {J}ean-{L}uc}, journal = {{T}he {S}cientific {W}orld {J}ournal, {V}olume 2014; {A}rticle {ID} 519158}, url = {http://www.eurecom.fr/publication/4226} }
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