Modular Neural Network for Human Recognition from Ear Images Using Wavelets

  • Lizette Gutiérrez
  • Patricia Melin
  • Miguel López
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 312)


This work is focused in the human recognition from ear images as biometric using modular neural networks with preprocessing ear images as network inputs. We proposed a modular neural network architecture composed of twelve modules, in order to simplify the problem making it smaller. Comparing with other biometrics, ear recognition has one of the best performances, even when it has not received much attention. To compare with other existing methods, we used the 2D Wavelet analysis with global thresholding method for compression, and Sugeno Measures and Winner-Takes-All as modular neural network integrator. Recognition results achieved was up to 97%.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lizette Gutiérrez
    • 1
  • Patricia Melin
    • 1
  • Miguel López
    • 1
  1. 1.Tijuana Institute of TechnologyTijuanaMéxico

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