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Growing Gaussian Mixture Models for Pose Invariant Face Recognition

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Growing Gaussian Mixture Models for Pose Invariant Face Recognition
A major challenge for face recognition algorithms lies in the variance faces undergo while changing pose. This problem is typically addressed by building view dependent models based on face images taken from predefined head poses. However, it is impossible to determine all head poses beforehand in an unrestricted setting such as a meeting room, where people can move and interact freely. In this paper we present an approach to pose invariant face recognition. We employ Gaussian mixture models to characterize human faces and model pose variance with different numbers of mixture components. The optimal number of mixture components for each person is automatically learned from training data by growing the mixture models. The proposed algorithm is tested on real data recorded in a meeting room. The experimental results indicate that the new method outperforms standard eigenface and Gaussian mixture model approaches. Our algorithm achieved as much as 42% error reduction compared to the stan...
Ralph Gross, Jie Yang, Alex Waibel
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Where ICPR
Authors Ralph Gross, Jie Yang, Alex Waibel
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