Face recognition using scan-based local face descriptor

Riko Arlando Saragih, Dodi Sudiana, Dadang Gunawan

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This paper describes SCAN descriptor as a local face descriptor to represent a face image. SCAN techniques that originally for image compression and data hiding were used to locally extract face image features to represent the face image. Simulations were conducted on the subset of cropped Yale Face Database B by either varying uniformly the face image pixels (intensities) or lowering their resolutions in the database subset. The simulation results show that SCAN descriptor has recognition rate that outperforms for both either two global face descriptors, i.e. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA), or two local face descriptors, i.e. Local Binary Pattern (LBP) and Multi-Scale Local Binary Pattern (MLBP).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1779-1782
Number of pages4
JournalARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Global face descriptor
  • Local face descriptor
  • Recognition rate
  • SCAN


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