Modular Dynamic RBF Neural Network for Face Recognition

Sue Inn Ch'ng, Kah Phooi Seng, Li-Minn Ang

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Over the years, we have seen an increase in the use of RBF neural networks for the task of face recognition. However, the use of second order algorithms as the learning algorithm for all the adjustable parameters in such networks are rare due to the high computational complexity of the calculation of the Jacobian and Hessian matrix. Hence, in this paper, we propose a modular structural training architecture to adapt the Levenberg-Marquardt based RBF neural network for the application of face recognition. In addition to the proposal of the modular structural training architecture, we have also investigated the use of different front-end processors to reduce the dimension size of the feature vectors prior to its application to the LM-based RBF neural network. The investigative study was done on three standard face databases; ORL, Yale and AR databases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE Conference on Open Systems
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467310444
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Conference on Open Systems: ICOS 2012 - Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 21 Oct 201224 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Open Systems


Conference2012 IEEE Conference on Open Systems
CityKuala Lumpur
Internet address


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