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|Title: ||Linear Feature Extraction with Emphasis on Face Recognition|
|Authors: ||Mahanta, Mohammad Shahin|
|Advisor: ||Plataniotis, Konstantinos N.|
|Department: ||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Keywords: ||Feature Extraction|
|Issue Date: ||15-Feb-2010|
|Abstract: ||Feature extraction is an important step in the classification of high-dimensional data such as face images. Furthermore, linear feature extractors are more prevalent due to computational efficiency and preservation of the Gaussianity.
This research proposes a simple and fast linear feature extractor approximating the sufficient statistic for Gaussian distributions. This method preserves the discriminatory information in both first and second moments of the data and yields the linear discriminant analysis as a special case.
Additionally, an accurate upper bound on the error probability of a plug-in classifier can be used to approximate the number of features minimizing the error probability. Therefore, tighter error bounds are derived in this work based on the Bayes error or the classification error on the trained distributions. These bounds can also be used for performance guarantee and to determine the required number of training samples to guarantee approaching the Bayes classifier performance.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering - Master theses
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