An Incremental Learning Algorithm for Face Recognition

  • O. Déniz
  • M. Castrillón
  • J. Lorenzo
  • M. Hernández
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2359)


In face recognition, where high-dimensional representation spaces are generally used, it is very important to take advantage of all the available information. In particular, many labelled facial images will be accumulated while the recognition system is functioning, and due to practical reasons some of them are often discarded. In this paper, we propose an algorithm for using this information. The algorithm has the fundamental characteristic of being incremental. On the other hand, the algorithm makes use of a combination of classification results for the images in the input sequence. Experiments with sequences obtained with a real person detection and tracking system allow us to analyze the performance of the algorithm, as well as its potential improvements.


face recognition incremental learning face sequences 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Déniz
    • 1
  • M. Castrillón
    • 1
  • J. Lorenzo
    • 1
  • M. Hernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Universitario de Sistemas Inteligentesy Aplicaciones Numéricas en Ingeniería (IUSIANI)Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Edificio Central del Parque Científico-TecnológicoLas PalmasSpain

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