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Lighting-Effects Classification in Facial Images Using Wavelet Packets Transform
journal contributionposted on 2003-06-01, 00:00 authored by Abbas KouzaniAbbas Kouzani, S H Ong
Faces often produce inconsistent features under different lighting conditions. Classifying lighting effects within a face image is therefore the first crucial step of building a lighting invariant face recognition system. This paper presents a hybrid system to classify face images based on the lighting effects present in the image. The theories of multivariate discriminant analysis and wavelet packets transform are utilised to develop the proposed system. An extensive set of face images of different poses, illuminated from different angles, are used to train the system. The performance of the proposed system is evaluated by conducting experiments on different test sets and by comparing its results against those of some existing counterparts.