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Chouchane, A., Ouamane, A., Boutellaa, E. et al. Multimed Tools Appl (2018) 77: 20697.

3D face verification across pose based on euler rotation and tensors

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Author: Chouchane, Ammar1; Ouamane, Abdelmalik1; Boutellaa, Elhocine2;
Organizations: 1Université de Biskra, Biskra, Algeria
2Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Institut Fresnel, Université de Marseille, Marseille, France
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-09-13


In this paper, we propose a new approach for 3D face verification based on tensor representation. Face challenges, such as illumination, expression and pose, are modeled as a multilinear algebra problem where facial images are represented as high order tensors. Particularly, to account for head pose variations, several pose scans are generated from a single depth image using Euler transformation. Multi-bloc local phase quantization (MB-LPQ) histogram features are extracted from depth face images and arranged as a third order tensor. The dimensionality of the tensor is reduced based on the higher-order singular value decomposition (HOSVD). HOSVD projects the input tensor in a new subspace in which the dimension of each tensor mode is reduced. To discriminate faces of different persons, we utilize the Enhanced Fisher Model (EFM). Experimental evaluations on CASIA-3D database, which contains large head pose variations, demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach. A verification rate of 98.60% is obtained.

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Series: Multimedia tools and applications
ISSN: 1380-7501
ISSN-E: 1573-7721
ISSN-L: 1380-7501
Volume: 77
Issue: 16
DOI: 10.1007/s11042-017-5478-z
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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