Hongzhi Zhang, W. Zuo, Kuanquan Wang
Mar 7, 2009
2009 First International Workshop on Education Technology and Computer Science
Using the framework of quotient image model, this paper presented a median filtering-based method (MFQI) for the illumination normalization of facial images. The proposed method first uses adaptive median filtering to derive an estimation of the received light, and then uses the quotient image model for local illumination normalization. Compared with the other quotient image methods, MFQI does not require any assumptions on lighting conditions and shadows, and is easy to be implemented. Experimental results indicate that the proposed method is effective in face recognition with varying lighting conditions, and can achieve high recognition accuracy using the Yale face database B.