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Adapted all-numerical correlator for face recognition applications
Author(s): M. Elbouz; F. Bouzidi; A. Alfalou; C. Brosseau; I. Leonard; B.-E. Benkelfat
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Paper Abstract

In this study, we suggest and validate an all-numerical implementation of a VanderLugt correlator which is optimized for face recognition applications. The main goal of this implementation is to take advantage of the benefits (detection, localization, and identification of a target object within a scene) of correlation methods and exploit the reconfigurability of numerical approaches. This technique requires a numerical implementation of the optical Fourier transform. We pay special attention to adapt the correlation filter to this numerical implementation. One main goal of this work is to reduce the size of the filter in order to decrease the memory space required for real time applications. To fulfil this requirement, we code the reference images with 8 bits and study the effect of this coding on the performances of several composite filters (phase-only filter, binary phase-only filter). The saturation effect has for effect to decrease the performances of the correlator for making a decision when filters contain up to nine references. Further, an optimization is proposed based for an optimized segmented composite filter. Based on this approach, we present tests with different faces demonstrating that the above mentioned saturation effect is significantly reduced while minimizing the size of the learning data base.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8748, Optical Pattern Recognition XXIV, 874807 (29 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014383
Show Author Affiliations
M. Elbouz, ISEN Brest (France)
F. Bouzidi, ISEN Brest (France)
Univ. of Sfax (Tunisia)
A. Alfalou, ISEN Brest (France)
C. Brosseau, Univ. Européenne de Bretagne, Univ. de Brest, Lab-STICC, CNRS (France)
I. Leonard, ISEN Brest (France)
B.-E. Benkelfat, Institut Télécom, Télécom Sud Paris, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8748:
Optical Pattern Recognition XXIV
David Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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