Robust Facial Feature Extraction Using Embedded Hidden Markov Model for Face Recognition Under Large Pose Variation
Source: National Taiwan University
The authors propose an algorithm for extracting facial features robustly from images for face recognition under large pose variation. Rectangular facial features are retrieved via the by-products of an embedded Hidden Markov Model (HMM) which decodes an observed face image into a state sequence. While an HMM is able to segment images into features at a fixed pose, multiple HMMs are trained for each individual to robustly extract features under large pose variation. Using the extracted features of each individual, appearance models based on subspaces are constructed for face identification and verification.