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Principal Component Analysis for Face Recognition

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Executive Summary

Face recognition is a biometric technology with a wide range of potential applications such as access control, banking, information security, human computer interaction, virtual reality, database retrieval etc. This paper addresses the building of face recognition system by using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) method. PCA is a statistical approach used for reducing the number of variables in face recognition. While extracting the most relevant information (feature) contained in the images (face). In PCA, every image in the training set can be represented as a linear combination of weighted eigenvectors called as "Eigenfaces".

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