Face Verification Based on the Age Progression Rules

Kai FANG  Shuoyan LIU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E98-D   No.5   pp.1112-1115
Publication Date: 2015/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2014EDL8178
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Recognition, Computer Vision
Keyword: 
face verification,  age progression rules,  Bag-of-Visual-Words,  difference matrix,  

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Summary: 
Appearance changes conform to certain rules for a same person,while for different individuals the changes are uncontrolled. Hence, this paper studies the age progression rules to tackle face verification task. The age progression rules are discovered in the difference space of facial image pairs. For this, we first represent an image pair as a matrix whose elements are the difference of a set of visual words. Thereafter, the age progression rules are trained using Support Vector Machine (SVM) based on this matrix representation. Finally, we use these rules to accomplish the face verification tasks. The proposed approach is tested on the FGnet dataset and a collection of real-world images from identification card. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method for verification of identity.