Face Verification Using Modeled Eigenspectrum
Bappaditya Manda, Xudong Jiang *, Alex Kot
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 35
Last Page: 45
Publisher Id: TOAIJ-2-35
Article History:Electronic publication date: 09/6/2008
Collection year: 2008
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Face verification is different from face identification task. Some traditional subspace methods that work well in face identification may suffer from severe over-fitting problem when applied for the verification task. Conventional discriminative methods such as linear discriminant analysis (LDA) and its variants are highly sensitive to the training data, which hinders them from achieving high verification accuracy. This work proposes an eigenspectrum model that alleviates the over-fitting problems by replacing the unreliable small and zero eigenvalues with the model values. It also enables the discriminant evaluation in the whole space to extract the low dimensional features effectively. The proposed approach is evaluated and compared with 8 popular subspace based methods for a face verification task. Experimental results on three face databases show that the proposed method consistently outperforms others.