Rotary Face Recognition Based on Pseudo-Zernike Moment

  • Zhan Shi
  • Guixiong Liu
  • Minghui Du
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 146)


With regard to the catastrophe problem of the face image misalignment from random angle for rotating, this paper proposes a feature extraction method of the images based on pseudo-Zernike moment. First transform the image into polar coordinates, and then calculate the multi-stage pseudo-Zernike moment of the image. Next come normalization to remove the gray effect and selection of appropriate order of the moment. Finally the invariant image rotation feature vector can be obtained and the dimensionality, by LDA, can be reduced. Experiments prove that, on the ORL image database with rotation change from a random angle, the recognition rate of alignment is 89%, which, at the same time, has a strong robustness on the white noise.


pseudo-Zernike moment rotation invariant feature extraction face recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhan Shi
    • 1
  • Guixiong Liu
    • 1
  • Minghui Du
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronic and Information EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina

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