Subspace Algorithms for Face Verification

  • Maciej Smiatacz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 95)


In real-life applications of face recognition the task of verification appears to be more important than classification. Usually we only have a limited collection of training images of some person and we want to decide if the acquired photograph is similar enough to them without using a separate set of negative samples. In this case it seems reasonable to use a subspace method based on a coordinate system constructed individually for the given class (person). This work presents two such methods: one based on SDF and the other inspired by Clafic algorithm. In the experimental section they are compared to the two-class SVM on the realistic data set taken from CMU-PIE database. The results confirm the advantages of subspace approach.


Face Recognition Training Image Subspace Method False Acceptance Rate False Rejection Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maciej Smiatacz
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  1. 1.Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and InformaticsGdansk University of TechnologyGdanskPoland

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