Evaluating the Effect of JPEG and JPEG2000 on Selected Face Recognition Algorithms

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Adebayo Kolawole John 1,* Onifade Olufade Williams 2 Adekoya Adewale M. 3

1. Dept. of Computer Science, Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria

2. Dept. of Computer Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

3. Dept. of Mathematics, Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu, Nigeria

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2014.01.05

Received: 26 Oct. 2013 / Revised: 12 Nov. 2013 / Accepted: 10 Dec. 2013 / Published: 8 Jan. 2014

Index Terms

Face recognition, image compression, JPEG, JPEG2000, PCA, ICA, LDA


Continuous miniaturization of mobile devices has greatly increased its adoption and use by people in various facets of our lives. This has also increased the popularity of face recognition and image processing. Face recognition is now being employed for security purpose opening up the need for further research in recent time. Image compression becomes useful in cases when images need to be transmitted across networks in a less costly way by increasing data volume while reducing transmission time. This work discusses our findings on image compression and its effect on face recognition systems. We studied and implemented three well known face recognition algorithms and observed their recognition accuracy when gallery / probe images were compressed and/or uncompressed as one would naturally expect. For compression purposes, we adopted the JPEG and JPEG2000 coding standard. The face recognition algorithms studied are PCA, ICA and LDA. As a form of an extensive research, experiments conducted include both in compressed and uncompressed domains where the three algorithms have been exhaustively analyzed. We statistically present the results obtained which showed no significant depreciation in the recognition accuracies.

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Adebayo Kolawole John, Onifade Olufade Williams, Adekoya Adewale M., "Evaluating the Effect of JPEG and JPEG2000 on Selected Face Recognition Algorithms", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.6, no.1, pp.41-52, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2014.01.05


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