Joint Feature Learning for Face Recognition
Liong, Venice Erin
Date of Issue2015
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
This paper presents a new joint feature learning (JFL) approach to automatically learn feature representation from raw pixels for face recognition. Unlike many existing face recognition systems, where conventional feature descriptors, such as local binary patterns and Gabor features, are used for face representation, we propose an unsupervised feature learning method to learn hierarchical feature representation. Since different face regions have different physical characteristics, we propose to use different feature dictionaries to represent them, and to learn multiple yet related feature projection matrices for these regions simultaneously. Hence position-specific discriminative information can be exploited for face representation. Having learned these feature projections for different face regions, we perform spatial pooling for face patches within each region to enhance the representative power of the learned features. Moreover, we stack our JFL model into a deep architecture to exploit hierarchical information for feature representation and further improve the recognition performance. Experimental results on five widely used face data sets show the effectiveness of our proposed approach.
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
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