Range image derivatives for GRCM on 2.5D face recognition

Lee Ying Chong, Andrew Beng Jin Teoh, Thian Song Ong

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2.5D face recognition, which leverages both texture and range facial images often outperform sole texture 2D face recognition as the former provides additional unique information than the latter. The 2.5D face recognition naturally incurs higher computational load since two types of data are involved. In this paper, we investigate the possibility of just using range facial image alone for recognition. Gabor-based region covariance matrix (GRCM) is a flexible face feature descriptor that is capable to capture the geometrical and statistical properties of a facial image by fusing the diverse facial features into a covariance matrix. Here, we attempt to extract several feature derivatives from the range facial image for GRCM. Since GRCM resides on the Tensor manifold, geodesic and reparameterized distances of Tensor manifold are used as dissimilarity measures of two GRCMs. Thus, the accuracy performance of range image derivatives with several distance metrics on Tensor manifold is explored. Experimental results show the effectiveness of the range image derivatives and the flexibility of the GRCM in 2.5D face recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Science and Applications, ICISA 2016
EditorsKuinam J. Kim, Nikolai Joukov
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811005565
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Information Science and Applications, ICISA 2016 - Minh City, Viet Nam
Duration: 2016 Feb 152016 Feb 18

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


OtherInternational Conference on Information Science and Applications, ICISA 2016
Country/TerritoryViet Nam
CityMinh City

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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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