Enhancing face recognition at a distance using super resolution

Al-Hassan, Nadia and Jassim, Sabah A. and Sellahewa, Harin (2012) Enhancing face recognition at a distance using super resolution. In: 14th ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop, 6-7 Sepr 2012, Coventry, United Kingdom.


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The characteristics of surveillance video generally include low-resolution images and blurred images. Decreases in image resolution lead to loss of high frequency facial components, which is expected to adversely affect recognition rates. Super resolution (SR) is a technique used to generate a higher resolution image from a given low-resolution, degraded image. Dictionary based super resolution pre-processing techniques have been developed to overcome the problem of low-resolution images in face recognition. However, super resolution reconstruction process, being ill-posed, and results in visual artifacts that can be visually distracting to humans and/or affect machine feature extraction and face recognition algorithms. In this paper, we investigate the impact of two existing super-resolution methods to reconstruct a high resolution from single/multiple low-resolution images on face recognition. We propose an alternative scheme that is based on dictionaries in high frequency wavelet subbands. The performance of the proposed method will be evaluated on databases of high and low-resolution images captured under different illumination conditions and at different distances. We shall demonstrate that the proposed approach at level 3 DWT decomposition has superior performance in comparison to the other super resolution methods.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Low Resolution; Face Recognition; Super Resolution (SR); Dictionary; Wavelet Transform (WTs)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Harin Sellahewa
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 12:59
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 12:27
URI: http://bear.buckingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/66

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