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Early Features Fusion over 3D Face for Face Recognition

  • Claudio Tortorici
  • Naoufel WerghiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 684)

Abstract

In this paper, a novel approach for fusing shape and texture Local Binary Patterns (LBP) for 3D Face Recognition is presented. Using the recently proposed mesh-LBP [23], it is now possible to compute LBP directly on a mesh manifold, allowing Early Feature Fusion to enhance face description power. Compared to its depth image counterparts, the proposed method (a) inherits the intrinsic advantages of mesh surfaces, (such as preservation of full geometry), (b) does not require face registration, (c) can accommodate partial or rotation matching, and (d) natively allows early-level fusion of texture and shape descriptors. The advantages of early-fusion is presented together with an experimentation of two merging schemes tested on the Bosphorus database.

Keywords

Local Binary Pattern Early feature-fusion LBP 3D face recognition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical and Computer EngineeringKhalifa UniversityAbu DhabiUAE

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