International Journal of Communication Networks and Security


Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) has been successfully applied to face recognition which is based on a linear projection from the image space to a low dimensional space by maximizing the between class scatter and minimizing the within-class scatter. LDA allows objective evaluation of the significance of visual information in different features of the face for identifying the human face. The LDA also provides us with a small set of features that carry the most relevant information for classification purposes. LDA method overcomes the limitation of Principle Component Analysis method by applying the linear discriminant criterion. This criterion tries to maximize the ratio of determinant of the between-class scatter matrix of the projected samples to the determinant of the within-class scatter matrix of the projected samples. Linear discriminant groups the images of the same class and separate images of different classes. Here to identify an input test image, the projected test image is compared to each projected training, and the test image is identified as the closest training image. The experiments in this paper we present to use LDA for face recognition. The experiments in this paper are performed with the ORL face database. The experimental results show that the correct recognition rate of this method is higher than that of previous techniques.





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