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Recognition in face space
Author(s): Matthew A. Turk; Alexander P. Pentland
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Paper Abstract

Individual facial features such as the eyes or nose may not be as important to human face recognition as the overall pattern capturing a more holistic encoding of the face. This paper describes " face space" a subspace of the space of all possible images which can be described as linear combinations of a small number of characteristic face-like images. The construction of face space and its use in the detection and identification of faces is explained in the context of a working face recognition system. The effects of illumination changes scale orientation and the image background are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1381, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IX: Algorithms and Techniques, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25133
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Matthew A. Turk, Media Lab./MIT (United States)
Alexander P. Pentland, Media Lab./MIT (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1381:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IX: Algorithms and Techniques
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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