Accession Number : ADA259587


Title :   Face Recognition With Neural Networks


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Krepp, Dennis L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259587.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 122


Abstract : This study investigated neural networks for face verification and classification. The research concentrated on developing a neural network based feature extractor and/or classifier to perform authorized user verification in a realistic work environment. Recognition accuracy, system assumptions, training time, and execution time were analyzed to determine the feasibility of a neural network approach. Data was collected using a camcorder and two segmentation schemes: manual segmentation and motion-based, automatic segmentation. Data consisted of over 2000. 32x32 pixel, 8 bit gray scale images of 52 subjects; each subject had two to ten days worth of images collected. Several training and test sets were created and then used to train and test the following networks: a back propagation network using the raw data as inputs, a back propagation network using Karhunen-Loeve Transform coefficients, computed from the raw, data, as inputs; and a back propagation network using features extracted by an identity network as inputs. The classification networks performed well on constrained, single day captured, data bases but performed poorly on data gathered over multiple days . For multiple days, a verification network using a single hidden layer with back propagation obtained 95% verification accuracy and is suitable for use in a face verification system.


Descriptors :   *NEURAL NETS , *VERIFICATION , *CLASSIFICATION , *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , *PATTERN RECOGNITION , TEST AND EVALUATION , TRAINING , AUTOMATIC , FACE(ANATOMY) , IDENTITIES , TEST SETS , GRAY SCALE , PIXELS , COEFFICIENTS , IMAGES , TIME , DATA BASES , PROPAGATION


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE