Date Added: Apr 2012
A Face Recognition (FR) system is automatically identifying or verifying a personal face acquired from a digital camera or a image generation device. In order to do this, facial features from the acquired image should be extracted and compared with a facial database. All FRs face an obstacle related to the viewing angle of the face including poor lighting and low resolution. Because of those problems, its recognition rate substantially decreases. In this paper, a newly weighted regularization parameter based FR system which can improve recognition rate under certain environmental constraints is proposed. This approach is based on the conventional Regularized Linear Discriminant Analysis (R-LDA) and includes Artificial Neural Network (ANN) which can improve face recognition rate with a prominent classification ability.