A(µi-xj) for some square matrix Asuggested by Tomoso Poggio and F.Girosi(1990). Generalized distance norms areuseful because all coordinates of a vector input may not be equally important. But themain difficulty with this measure is indetermining an appropriate ‘A’ matrix. InRBF networks the Gaussian described by theequationP
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Is the most widely used radially symmetricfunction.The simple model for the facerecognition system is given here.RBF nets are generally called uponfor use in function approximation problems, particularly for interpolation.
3.Previous work on face recognition:
Earlier face recognition systems were based mainly on geometric facial featuresand template matching. In those works aface was characterized by a set of featuressuch as mouth position, chin shape, nosewidth and length which are potentiallyinsensitive to illumination conditions.Brunelli et al. (1993) compared thisapproach with a traditional templatematching scheme which produced higher recognition rates for the same face database(90% against 100%) Cox,Ghosn andYianilos (1996)  proposed a mixturedistance technique which achieved the bestreported recognition rate among thegeometric feature approaches using the samedatabase. Those results were obtained in nexperiment where features were extractedmanually.Turk and Pentland use the projectionsof the face images onto the principalcomponents of the training images as theface features. It achieves recognition ratesaround 96%, 85% and 64% res. For lighting,orientation and scale variation. Recognitionrate around 95% are reported by Pentlandfor a database consisting of 3000 accurateregistered and aligned faces.Available results on neural network basedapproaches come from experiments withfew individuals, what makes it difficult tocompare with other reported approaches. Allthose works rely on a preprocessing todetect a face in a scene and to compensatefor variation of lighting,position,rotation andscale.The work reported here studies a facerecognition system consisiting of a standardPCA used for dimensionality reduction,followed by RBF network acting as aclassifier. As in the most approachesmentioned before, the database used for theevaluation contains face images withmoderate lighting, rotation, scale andviewing variation .A previous work hasindicated that a RBF network performs better than conventional distance classifiersThe present work focus on the study of