On Combining Local DCT with Preprocessing Sequence for Face Recognition under Varying Lighting Conditions

  • Heydi Méndez-Vázquez
  • Josef Kittler
  • Chi-Ho Chan
  • Edel García-Reyes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6419)


Face recognition under varying lighting conditions remains an unsolved problem. In this work, a new photometric normalisation method based on local Discrete Cosine Transform in the logarithmic domain is proposed. The method is experimentally evaluated and compared with other algorithms, achieving a very good performance with a total error rate very similar to that produced by the preprocessing sequence, which is the best performing state of the art photometric normalisation algorithm. An in-depth analysis of both methods revealed notable differences in their behaviour. This diversity is exploited in a multiple classifier fusion framework to achieve further performance improvement.


Face Recognition Face Image Local Binary Pattern Illumination Variation False Acceptance Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heydi Méndez-Vázquez
    • 1
  • Josef Kittler
    • 2
  • Chi-Ho Chan
    • 2
  • Edel García-Reyes
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Technologies Application CenterPlayaCuba
  2. 2.Center for Vision, Speech and Signal ProcessingUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

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