Face Recognition using High-order Local Pattern Descriptor and DCT-based Illuminant Compensation

DCT 기반의 조명 보정과 고차 지역 패턴 서술자를 이용한 얼굴 인식

  • Received : 2015.08.07
  • Accepted : 2015.12.08
  • Published : 2016.01.30


This paper presents a method of DCT-based illuminant compensation to enhance the accuracy of face recognition under an illuminant change. The basis of the proposed method is that the illuminant is generally located in low-frequency components in the DCT domain. Therefore, the effect of the illuminant can be compensated by controlling the low-frequency components. Moreover, a directional high-order local pattern descriptor is used to detect robust features in the case of face motion. Experiments confirm the performance of the proposed algorithm got up to 95% when tested using a real database.


Face recognition;Discrete Cosine Transform(DCT);Local Pattern Descriptor(LPD)


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