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Face Recognition from a Single Training Image under Arbitrary Unknown Lighting Using Spherical Harmonics

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Face Recognition from a Single Training Image under Arbitrary Unknown Lighting Using Spherical Harmonics
In this paper, we propose two novel methods for face recognition under arbitrary unknown lighting by using spherical harmonics illumination representation, which require only one training image per subject and no 3D shape information. Our methods are based on the recent result which demonstrated that the set of images of a convex Lambertian object obtained under a wide variety of lighting conditions can be approximated accurately by a low-dimensional linear subspace. We provide two methods to estimate the spherical harmonic basis images spanning this space from just one image. Our first method builds the statistical model based on a collection of 2D basis images. We demonstrate that, by using the learned statistics, we can estimate the spherical harmonic basis images from just one image taken under arbitrary illumination conditions if there is no pose variation. Compared to the first method, the second method builds the statistical models directly in 3D spaces by combining the spherica...
Lei Zhang 0002, Dimitris Samaras
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where PAMI
Authors Lei Zhang 0002, Dimitris Samaras
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