Pose Normalization for Local Appearance-Based Face Recognition

  • Hua Gao
  • Hazım Kemal Ekenel
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5558)

Abstract

We focused this work on handling variation in facial appearance caused by 3D head pose. A pose normalization approach based on fitting active appearance models (AAM) on a given face image was investigated. Profile faces with different rotation angles in depth were warped into shape-free frontal view faces. Face recognition experiments were carried out on the pose normalized facial images with a local appearance-based approach. The experimental results showed a significant improvement in accuracy. The local appearance-based face recognition approach is found to be robust against errors introduced by face model fitting.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hua Gao
    • 1
  • Hazım Kemal Ekenel
    • 1
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversität Karlsruhe (TH)KarlsruheGermany

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