2021 Evaluation of the DWT-PCA/SVD Recognition Algorithm on Reconstructed Frontal Face Images
Louis Asiedu, Bernard O. Essah, Samuel Iddi, K. Doku-Amponsah, Felix O. Mettle
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J. Appl. Math. 2021: 1-8 (2021). DOI: 10.1155/2021/5541522


The face is the second most important biometric part of the human body, next to the finger print. Recognition of face image with partial occlusion (half image) is an intractable exercise as occlusions affect the performance of the recognition module. To this end, occluded images are sometimes reconstructed or completed with some imputation mechanism before recognition. This study assessed the performance of the principal component analysis and singular value decomposition algorithm using discrete wavelet transform (DWT-PCA/SVD) as preprocessing mechanism on the reconstructed face image database. The reconstruction of the half face images was done leveraging on the property of bilateral symmetry of frontal faces. Numerical assessment of the performance of the adopted recognition algorithm gave average recognition rates of 95% and 75% when left and right reconstructed face images were used for recognition, respectively. It was evident from the statistical assessment that the DWT-PCA/SVD algorithm gives relatively lower average recognition distance for the left reconstructed face images. DWT-PCA/SVD is therefore recommended as a suitable algorithm for recognizing face images under partial occlusion (half face images). The algorithm performs relatively better on left reconstructed face images.


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Louis Asiedu. Bernard O. Essah. Samuel Iddi. K. Doku-Amponsah. Felix O. Mettle. "Evaluation of the DWT-PCA/SVD Recognition Algorithm on Reconstructed Frontal Face Images." J. Appl. Math. 2021 1 - 8, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/5541522


Received: 18 January 2021; Accepted: 26 March 2021; Published: 2021
First available in Project Euclid: 28 July 2021

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2021/5541522

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