Face Recognition Using ATP Feature Set under Difficult Lighting Conditions

  • Lincy Thomas
  • Komathy Karuppanan
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 192)


Recognizing face image under difficult lighting conditions is a challenging task in the Face Recognition system. Existing feature extraction using the Local Binary Pattern (LBP) fails to detect the eye position and is sensitive to noise in uniform image regions. These issues have been considered in our proposed Advanced Ternary Pattern (ATP) Feature set. The detection of eye position is based on the construction of eye model and localization of eye coordinates. Further, normalization technique attempts to solve the low sensitivity to noise in uniform image regions such as cheeks and forehead under difficult lighting. ATP feature set uses the Efficient Feature Orientation (EFO) method for effectiveness of inaccurate face normalization. The proposed scheme improves the False Acceptance Rate (FAR) up to 90% for the less dark images and about 78% in the fully dark images, thus improvising the previous results. Experimental results show that the proposed technique is promising in achieving the illumination invariant for facial images.


Feature extraction illumination advanced ternary pattern noise removal image classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lincy Thomas
    • 1
  • Komathy Karuppanan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Easwari Engineering CollegeAnna UniversityChennaiIndia

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