Age Dependent Face Recognition using Eigenface

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Hlaing Htake Khaung Tin 1,*

1. University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar

* Corresponding author.


Received: 21 Jun. 2013 / Revised: 14 Jul. 2013 / Accepted: 10 Aug. 2013 / Published: 8 Sep. 2013

Index Terms

Age prediction, face recognition, gender prediction, eigenface, eigenvectors


Face recognition is the most successful form of human surveillance. Face recognition technology, is being used to improve human efficiency when recognition faces, is one of the fastest growing fields in the biometric industry. In the first stage, the age is classified into eleven categories which distinguish the person oldness in terms of age. In the second stage of the process is face recognition based on the predicted age. Age prediction has considerable potential applications in human computer interaction and multimedia communication. In this paper proposes an Eigen based age estimation algorithm for estimate an image from the database. Eigenface has proven to be a useful and robust cue for age prediction, age simulation, face recognition, localization and tracking. The scheme is based on an information theory approach that decomposes face images into a small set of characteristic feature images called eigenfaces, which may be thought of as the principal components of the initial training set of face images. The eigenface approach used in this scheme has advantages over other face recognition methods in its speed, simplicity, learning capability and robustness to small changes in the face image.

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Hlaing Htake Khaung Tin, "Age Dependent Face Recognition using Eigenface", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.5, no.9, pp.38-44, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2013.09.06


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