Journal of Computer Science

DECISION TREE BASED OCCLUSION DETECTION IN FACE RECOGNITION AND ESTIMATION OF HUMAN AGE USING BACK PROPAGATION NEURAL NETWORK

P. Karthigayani and S. Sridhar

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2014.115.127

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 10, Issue 1

Pages 115-127

Abstract

Occlusion detection in face verification is an essential problem that has not widely addressed. In this study the research is deals about occlusion detection in face recognition and estimation of human age using image processing. The objects hide from another object is called as occlusion. Occlusion conditions may vary from face wearing sunglasses, wearing of scarf in the eyes and mouth positions. The proposed work consists four stages. Initial stage is to extract the features using canny edge detection technique and to classify the occluded and non occluded region using Decision Tree Based Occlusion Detection (DTOD) classifier. Secondly the face verification and recognition is carried out using Elastic Matching Pattern (EMP) and Maximum Likelihood Classifier (MLC). Back Propagation Neural Network (BPNN) can be used to estimate the age of the human in the third stage. Our experiments are conducted on the database images for the first stage. By considering the first stage the various performance measures of the classifiers are analyzed. The correctly classified instances rate are high compared with the existing classifiers like random forest and bayes classifier. Experiments are conducted using ORL dataset for the second and the third stage. On the basis of the results obtained from the second stage we observed that the face verification was completed with 95% of accuracy. In the third stage, the age estimation using BPNN algorithm shows better performance results compared with the existing neural network algorithm.

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© 2014 P. Karthigayani and S. Sridhar. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.