Face Recognition Based on Principal Component Analysis

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Engr Ali Javed 1,*

1. Faculty of Telecom & Information Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2013.02.06

Received: 2 Nov. 2012 / Revised: 6 Dec. 2012 / Accepted: 8 Jan. 2013 / Published: 8 Feb. 2013

Index Terms

PCA, Eigen Faces, Data matrix, Face Detection, Face Recognition, Gaussian Filter


The purpose of the proposed research work is to develop a computer system that can recognize a person by comparing the characteristics of face to those of known individuals. The main focus is on frontal two dimensional images that are taken in a controlled environment i.e. the illumination and the background will be constant. All the other methods of person's identification and verification like iris scan or finger print scan require high quality and costly equipment's but in face recognition we only require a normal camera giving us a 2-D frontal image of the person that will be used for the process of the person's recognition. Principal Component Analysis technique has been used in the proposed system of face recognition. The purpose is to compare the results of the technique under the different conditions and to find the most efficient approach for developing a facial recognition system

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Ali Javed,"Face Recognition Based on Principal Component Analysis", IJIGSP, vol.5, no.2, pp.38-44, 2013. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2013.02.06


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