Quaternion Correlation Filters for Illumination Invariant Face Recognition

  • Dayron Rizo-Rodriguez
  • Heydi Méndez-Vázquez
  • Edel García
  • César San Martín
  • Pablo Meza
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7042)


Illumination variations is one of the factors that causes the degradation of face recognition systems performance. The representation of face image features using the structure of quaternion numbers is a novel way to alleviate the illumination effects on face images. In this paper a comparison of different quaternion representations, based on verification and identification experiments, is presented. Four different face features approaches are used to construct quaternion representations. A quaternion correlation filter is used as similarity measure, allowing to process together all the information encapsulated in quaternion components. The experiment results confirms that using quaternion algebra together with existing face recognition techniques permits to obtain more discriminative and illumination invariant methods.


Face Recognition Local Binary Pattern Quaternion Algebra Illumination Variation False Rejection Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dayron Rizo-Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Heydi Méndez-Vázquez
    • 1
  • Edel García
    • 1
  • César San Martín
    • 2
  • Pablo Meza
    • 3
  1. 1.Advanced Technologies Application CenterHavanaCuba
  2. 2.Center for Optics and PhotonicsUniversity of La FronteraTemucoChile
  3. 3.Center for Optics and PhotonicsUniversity of ConcepciónConcepciónChile

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