Convolutional neural network-based face recognition using non-subsampled shearlet transform and histogram of local feature descriptors

Yallamandaiah S, N. Purnachand


Face recognition has been using in a variety of applications like preventing retail crime, unlocking phones, smart advertising, finding missing persons, and protecting law enforcement. However, the ability of face recognition techniques reduces substantially because of changes in pose, illumination, and expressions of the individual. In this paper, a novel face recognition approach based on a non-subsampled shearlet transform (NSST), histogram-based local feature descriptors, and a convolutional neural network (CNN) is proposed. Initially, the Viola-Jones algorithm is used for face detection and then the extracted face region is preprocessed by image resizing operation. Then, NSST decomposes the input image into a low and high-frequency component image. The local feature descriptors such as local phase quantization (LPQ), pyramid of histogram of oriented gradients (PHOG), and the proposed CNN are used for extracting features from the low-frequency component of the NSST decomposition. The extracted features are fused to generate the feature vector and classified using support vector machine (SVM). The efficiency of the suggested method is tested on face databases like Olivetti Research Laboratory (ORL), Yale, and Japanese female facial expression(JAFFE). The experimental outcomes reveal that the suggested face recognition method outperforms some of the state-of-the-art recognition approaches.


Convolutional neural network, Face recognition, Feature extraction, Histogram, Non-subsampled shearlet transform

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IAES International Journal of Artificial Intelligence (IJ-AI)
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