Likelihood Ratio in a SVM Framework: Fusing Linear and Non-Linear Face Classifiers
Source: West Virginia University
The performance of score-level fusion algorithms is often affected by conflicting decisions generated by the constituent matchers/classifiers. This paper describes a fusion algorithm that incorporates the likelihood ratio test statistic in a Support Vector Machine (SVM) framework in order to classify match scores originating from multiple matchers. The proposed approach also takes into account the precision and uncertainties of individual matchers. The resulting fusion algorithm is used to mitigate the effect of covariate factors in face recognition by combining the match scores of linear appearance-based face recognition algorithms with their non-linear counterparts.