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Face Authentication by retinotopic sampling of the Gabor decomposition and Support Vector Machines

  1. Smeraldi, N. Capdevielle and J. Bigun, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Audio and Video Based Biometric Person Authentication (AVBPA'99), Washington DC (USA), pages 125-129, March 22nd-24th, 1999


We describe a face authentication algorithm based on retinotopic sampling of the Gabor decomposition. A log-polar sampling grid is used to encode information from relevant regions of the face. Decision is based on a multi expert scheme, in which each expert independently authenticates the client based on a different facial feature. Implementation of the expert as Support Vector Machines is discussed. An alternative implementation using K-Nearest-Neighbours classifiers is presented for comparison.

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