Extraction and fusion of partial face features for cancelable identity verification

Beom Seok Oh, Kar Ann Toh, Kwontaeg Choi, Andrew Beng Jin Teoh, Jaihie Kim

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In this paper, we propose to extract localized random features directly from partial face image matrix for cancelable identity verification. Essentially, the extracted random features consist of compressed horizontal and vertical facial information obtained from a structured projection of the raw face images. For template security reason, the face appearance information is concealed via averaging several templates over different transformations. The match score outputs of these cancelable templates are then fused through a total error rate minimization. Extensive experiments were carried out to evaluate and benchmark the performance of the proposed method based on the AR, FERET, ORL, Sheffield and BERC databases. Our empirical results show encouraging performances in terms of verification accuracy as well as satisfying four cancelable biometric properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3288-3303
Number of pages16
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sept

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2011-013-D00099).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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