Learning to recognize faces from examples

Shimon Edelman, Daniel Reisfeld, Yechezkel Yeshurun

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We describe an implemented system that learns to recognize human faces under varying pose and illumination conditions. The system relies on symmetry operations to detect the eyes and the mouth in a face image, uses the locations of these features to normalize the appearance of the face, performs simple but effective dimensionality reduction by a convolution with a set of Gaussian receptive fields, and subjects the vector of activities of the receptive fields to a Radial Basis Function interpolating classifier. The performance of the system compares favorably with the state of the art in machine recognition of faces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision - ECCV 1992 - 2nd European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings
EditorsGiulio Sandini
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783540554264
StatePublished - 1992
Event2nd European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 1992 - Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Duration: 19 May 199222 May 1992

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume588 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2nd European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 1992
CitySanta Margherita Ligure


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