An Illumination Independent Face Verification Based on Gabor Wavelet and Supported Vector Machine

  • Xingming Zhang
  • Dian Liu
  • Jianfu Chen
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 15)


Face verification technology is widely used in the fields of public safety, e-commerce and so on. Due its characteristic of insensitive to the varied illumination, a new method about face verification with illumination invariant is presented in this paper based on gabor wavelet. First, ATICR method is used to do light preprocessing on images. Second, certain gabor wavelet filters, which are selected on the experiment inducing different gagor wavelet filter has not the same effect in verification, are used to extract feature of the image, of which the dimension in succession is reduced by Principal Component Analysis. At last, SVM classifiers are modeled on the data with reduced dimension. The experiment results in IFACE database and NIRFACE database indicate the algorithm named “Selected Paralleled Gabor Method” can achieves higher verification performance and better adaptability to the variable illumination.


gabor wavelet Supported Vector Machine Face Verification Illumination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xingming Zhang
    • 1
  • Dian Liu
    • 1
  • Jianfu Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangdong510640

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