Multi-Orientation Log-Gabor Local Binary Pattern for Face Representation and Recognition

Cheng ZHANG  Yuzhang GU  Zhengmin ZHANG  Yunlong ZHAN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E98-D   No.2   pp.448-452
Publication Date: 2015/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2014EDL8120
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Pattern Recognition
Keyword: 
face recognition,  YIQ,  Log-Gabor,  LBP,  simultaneous variation,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we propose a face representation approach using multi-orientation Log-Gabor local binary pattern (MOLGLBP) for realizing face recognition under facial expressions, illuminations and partial occlusions. Log-Gabor filters with different scales (frequencies) and orientations are applied on Y, I, and Q channel image in the YIQ color space respectively. Then Log-Gabor images of different orientations at the same scale are combined to form a multi-orientation Log-Gabor image (MOLGI) and two LBP operators are applied to it. For face recognition, histogram intersection metric is utilized to measure the similarity of faces. The proposed approach is evaluated on the CurtinFaces database and experiments demonstrate that the proposed approach is effectiveness against two simultaneous variations: expression & illumination, and illumination & occlusion.