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Dictionary-based Face Recognition from Video



P J. Phillips, Yi-Chen Chen, Vishal M. Patel, Rama Chellappa


The main challenge in recognizing faces in video is effec- tively exploiting the multiple frames of a face and the accompanying dynamic signature. One prominent method is based on extracting joint appearance and behavioral features. A second method models a person by temporal correlations of features in a video. Our approach introduces the concept of video-dictionaries for face recognition, which generalizes the work in sparse representation and dictionaries for faces in still im- ages. Video- dictionaries are designed to implicitly encode temporal, pose, and illumination information. We demonstrate our method on the Face and Ocular Challenge Series (FOCS), which consists of unconstrained video sequences. We show that our method is efficient and performs significantly better than many competitive video-based face recognition algorithms.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Computer Vision
Conference Dates
October 8-11, 2012
Conference Location


face recognition, video, biometrics


Phillips, P. , Chen, Y. , Patel, V. and Chellappa, R. (2012), Dictionary-based Face Recognition from Video, Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Computer Vision, Florence, -1, [online], (Accessed May 22, 2024)


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Created December 10, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017