Title: Unconstrained face recognition in surveillance videos using moment invariants

Authors: Murugesan Chengathir Selvi; Karuppiah Muneeswaran

Addresses: Department of Information Technology, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar 626001, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi 626005, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Video-based face recognition is a challenging research area. In the unconstrained surveillance videos, recognition of faces with arbitrary poses, illumination, expressions, noise and blurriness is highly difficult task. In this paper, an efficient moment invariant face descriptor (MFD) is proposed. The geometric feature points of eyes, nose and mouth are extracted using face block filtering. These descriptors consist of 33 moment invariant features (11 from each). In these 11 moment invariant features, three of them are geometric moments and the remaining eight are central moments. It provides robustness against variability due to changes in localised regions of the faces. A public unconstrained video data set with three cameras is used. The proposed algorithm is compared with LBP, LPQ, HOG and moment invariant feature descriptors against different classifiers such as J48, random forest and multilayer perceptron. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm using random forest classifier improves face recognition rate.

Keywords: face recognition; unconstrained surveillance videos; moment invariants; random forest.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBET.2017.087729

International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2017 Vol.25 No.2/3/4, pp.282 - 299

Received: 25 Apr 2017
Accepted: 04 Jun 2017

Published online: 31 Oct 2017 *

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