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A Photometric Stereo Approach to Face Recognition

A Photometric Stereo Approach to Face Recognition

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A Photometric Stereo Approach to Face Recognition

Roger Woodman
[ www.brl.ac.uk/~rwoodman ]

A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of the West of England, Bristol for the Degree of Master of Science

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

November 2007

Abstract
Face recognition has received much interest in the last decade, as the need for reliable personal identification security has become ever more critical. At present fo
A Photometric Stereo Approach to Face Recognition

Roger Woodman
[ www.brl.ac.uk/~rwoodman ]

A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of the West of England, Bristol for the Degree of Master of Science

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

November 2007

Abstract
Face recognition has received much interest in the last decade, as the need for reliable personal identification security has become ever more critical. At present fo

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This final experiment is a culmination off all of the previous experiments and
research. The aim of this experiment is to investigate how the photometric
stereo data can be used to match two different image sets of the same face.
The matching methods that used will apply the same technique for both
encoding the enrolled images in the database and extracting the information
from the query image. This means that if the same image is used for a query
face that exists in the enrolment database then a 100% match will be made.
This differs to techniques which use training to gradually change the internal
matching processes based on „experience‟, resulting in systems which are
difficult to predict and test (Li and Jain, 2004).

This experiment will use the measurements and localities of the facial features
to determine a match between a subject query image set and the individuals
enrolled on the database. Feature measurements are compared in both 2D
and 3D perspectives in order to evaluate the disparity between the two
methods. A number of different combinations of facial feature measurements
will be tested and the results analysed in order to determine the most accurate
recognition technique. A further experiment will be conducted using a double
weighting for 3D comparisons. The idea of this experiment is to test if a bias
towards 3D comparisons has an effect on the recognition results.

The 2D and 3D measurements that will be used for face matching are:

o 2D features:

o Nose length (nose bridge to nose tip)
o Eye distance (eye 1 to eye 2)
o Eye 1 to nose tip
o Eye 2 to nose tip
o Eyes centre to nose tip

o 3D features:

o Nose length (nose bridge to nose tip)

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o Nose mid-point length
o Nose middle height
o Nose tip height

The 2D distance measurements are indicated on the image of Figure 10.1(a)
and the 3D distance measurements on the image of Figure 10.1(b).

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