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An Approach for Unconstrained Face Recognition Algorithm Using Viola-Jones Method

Y. Faizal, Konguvel Konguvel


This address the problem of unconstrained face recognition from remotely acquired images. The main factors that make this problem challenging are image degradation due to blur, and appearance variations due to illumination and pose. In this paper, we address the problems of blur and illumination. We show that the set of all images obtained by blurring a given image forms a convex set. Based on this set theoretic characterization, we propose a blur-robust algorithm whose main step involves solving simple convex optimization problems. We do not assume any parametric form for the blur kernels, however, if this information is available it can be easily incorporated into our algorithm.


Direct Recognition of Blurred and Illuminated Faces, Remote Biometrics, Unconstrained Face Recognition

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