JOURNAL OF MULTIMEDIA (JMM)
ISSN : 1796-2048
Volume : 1    Issue : 3    Date : June 2006

Optimal Weighting of Landmarks for Face Recognition
Rajinda S. Senaratne and Saman K. Halgamuge        
Page(s): 31-41
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Abstract
A new method named Landmark Model Matching was recently proposed for fully automatic face
recognition. It was inspired by Elastic Bunch Graph Matching and Active Shape Model. Landmark
Model Matching consists of four phases: creation of the landmark distribution model, face finding,
landmark finding, and recognition. A drawback in Landmark Model Matching is that, in the
recognition phase, the weights given to different landmarks or facial feature points were determined
experimentally. In this work, we optimized the weights given to landmarks, and thereby improved the
recognition rates for the two benchmarks used.

Index Terms
Landmark Model Matching, Elastic Bunch Graph Matching, Active Shape Model, Particle Swarm
Optimization, and Wavelets