An effective colour feature extraction method using evolutionary computation for face recognition
by Peichung Shih, Chengjun Liu
International Journal of Biometrics (IJBM), Vol. 3, No. 3, 2011

Abstract: This paper presents a colour feature extraction method using a Genetic Algorithm (GA) to seek the optimal colour space transformation that leads to an effective image representation for face recognition. A new colour space, LC1C2, consisting of one luminance (L) channel and two chrominance channels (C1, C2) is introduced as a linear transformation of the input RGB colour space. The specific transformation from the RGB colour space to the LC1C2 colour space is optimised by a GA where a fitness function guides the evolution towards higher recognition accuracy.

Online publication date: Sat, 24-Jan-2015

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