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A face recognition method for working with two or more collections of facial images is provided. A representation framework is determined for a first collection of facial images including at least principle component analysis (PCA) features. A representation of said first collection is stored using the representation framework. A modified representation framework is determined based on statistical properties of original facial image samples of a second collection of facial images and the stored representation of the first collection. The first and second collections are combined without using original facial image samples. A representation of the combined image collection (super-collection) is stored using the modified representation framework. A representation of a current facial image, determined in terms of the modified representation framework, is compared with one or more representations of facial images of the combined collection. Based on the comparing, it is determined which, if any, of the facial images within the combined collection matches the current facial image.

Title
Face recognition with combined PCA-based datasets
Application Number
11/833224
Publication Number
7515740 (B2)
Application Date
August 2, 2007
Publication Date
April 7, 2009
Inventor
Gabriel N Costache
Galway
IE
Peter Corcoran
Claregalway
IE
Agent
Andrew V Smith
Assignee
National University of Ireland
IE
FotoNation Vision
IE
IPC
G06K 9/00
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