Enhanced Hybrid Component-Based Face Recognition

  • Andile M. Gumede
  • Serestina ViririEmail author
  • Mandlenkosi V. Gwetu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10448)


This paper presents a hybrid component-based face recognition. Can face recognition be enhanced by recognizing individual facial components: forehead, eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth and chin? The proposed technique implements texture descriptors Grey-Level Co-occurrence (GLCM) and Gabor Filters, shape descriptor Zernike Moments. These descriptors are effective facial components feature representations and are robust to illumination changes. Two classification techniques have been used and compared: Support Vector Machines (SVM) and Error-Correcting Output Code (ECOC). The experimental results obtained on three different facial databases, the FERET, FEI and CMU, show that component-based facial recognition is more effective than whole-face recognition.


Face recognition Facial components Shape descriptors Texture descriptors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andile M. Gumede
    • 1
  • Serestina Viriri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mandlenkosi V. Gwetu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer ScienceUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburgSouth Africa

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