Bayesian face recognition

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Bayesian face recognition
We propose a new technique for direct visual matching of images for the purposes of face recognition and image retrieval, using a probabilistic measure of similarity, based primarily on a Bayesian (MAP) analysis of image differences. The performance advantage of this probabilistic matching technique over standard Euclidean nearest-neighbor eigenface matching was demonstrated using results from DARPA's 1996 "FERET" face recognition competition, in which this Bayesian matching algorithm was found to be the top performer. In addition, we derive a simple method of replacing costly computation of nonlinear (on-line) Bayesian similarity measures by inexpensive linear (off-line) subspace projections and simple Euclidean norms, thus resulting in a significant computational speed-up for implementation with very large databases. Appears in: Pattern Recognition, Vol. 33, No. 11, pps. 1771-1782, November, 2000. This work may not be copied or reproduced in whole or in part for any c...
Baback Moghaddam, Tony Jebara, Alex Pentland
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Type Journal
Year 2000
Where PR
Authors Baback Moghaddam, Tony Jebara, Alex Pentland
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