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Textured 3D Face Recognition using Biological Vision-based Facial Representation and Optimized Weighted Sum Fusion

Di Huang 1 Wael Ben Soltana 1 Mohsen Ardabilian 1 Yunhong Wang Liming Chen 1 
1 imagine - Extraction de Caractéristiques et Identification
LIRIS - Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Image et Systèmes d'information
Abstract : This paper proposes a novel biological vision-based facial description, namely Perceived Facial Images (PFIs), aiming to highlight intra-class and inter-class variations of both facial range and texture images for textured 3D face recognition. These generated PFIs simulate the response of complex neurons to gradient information within a certain neighborhood and possess the properties of being highly distinctive and robust to affine illumination and geometric transformation. Based on such an intermediate facial representation, SIFT-based matching is further carried out to calculate similarity scores between a given probe face and the gallery ones. Because the facial description generates a PFI for each quantized gradient orientation of range and texture faces, we then propose a score level fusion strategy which optimizes the weights using a genetic algorithm in a learning step. Evaluated on the entire FRGC v2.0 database, the rank-one recognition rate using only 3D or 2D modality is 95.5% and 95.9%, respectively; while fusing both modalities, i.e. range and texture-based PFIs, the final accuracy is 98.0%, demonstrating the effectiveness of the proposed biological vision-based facial description and the optimized weighted sum fusion.
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Di Huang, Wael Ben Soltana, Mohsen Ardabilian, Yunhong Wang, Liming Chen. Textured 3D Face Recognition using Biological Vision-based Facial Representation and Optimized Weighted Sum Fusion. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshop on Biometrics, Jun 2011, Colorado Springs, USA, United States. pp.1-8, ⟨10.1109/CVPRW.2011.5981672⟩. ⟨hal-01354413⟩



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