Gender Recognition Using Nonsubsampled Contourlet Transform and WLD Descriptor
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- Hussain M., Al-Otaibi S., Muhammad G., Aboalsamh H., Bebis G., Mirza A.M. (2013) Gender Recognition Using Nonsubsampled Contourlet Transform and WLD Descriptor. In: Kämäräinen JK., Koskela M. (eds) Image Analysis. SCIA 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7944. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Gender recognition using facial images plays an important role in biometric technology. Multiscale texture descriptors perform better in gender recognition because they encode the multiscale facial microstructures in a better way. We present a gender recognition system that uses SVM, two-stage feature selection and multiscale texture feature based on Nonsubsampled Contourlet Transform and Weber law descriptor (NSCT-WLD). The proposed system has better recognition rate (99.50%) than the state-of-the-art methods on FERET database. This research also reveals that in NSCT decomposition what is essential for face recognition and what is important for other tasks like age detection.
KeywordsGender recognition Face recognition WLD Descriptor Nonsubsampled Contourlet Transform Support Vector Machines
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