Feature Extraction for Face Recognition by using a Novel and Effective Color Boosting
S.S. Sugania1, K. John Peter2
1S.S. Sugania, PG Student, Vins Christian College of Engineering, Nagercoil, (Kanyakumari), India.
2Mr. K.John, Peter, Head of Department Dept. of CSE, Vins Christian College of Engineering, Nagercoil, (Kanyakumari), India.
Manuscript received on March 02, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on March 26, 2012. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2012. | PP: 145-148 | Volume-1 Issue-4, April 2012 | Retrieval Number: D0315041412/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: This paper introduces the new color face recognition (FR) method that makes effective use of boosting learning as color-component feature selection framework. The proposed boosting color-component feature selection framework is designed for finding the best set of color-component features from various color spaces (or models), aiming to achieve the best FR performance for a given FR task. In addition, to facilitate the complementary effect of the selected color-component features for the purpose of color FR, they are combined using the proposed weighted feature fusion scheme. The effectiveness of my color FR method has been successfully evaluated on the following five public face databases (DBs): CMU-PIE, Color FERET, XM2VTSDB,SCface, and FRGC 2.0. Experimental results show that the results of the proposed method are impressively better than the results of other state-of-the-art color FR methods over different FR challenges including highly uncontrolled illumination, moderate pose variation, and small resolution face images. 
Keywords: Boosting learning, color face recognition, color space, color component, feature selection.