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In many automatic face recognition applications, a set of a person's face images is available rather than a single image. In this paper, we describe a novel method for face recognition using image sets. We propose a flexible, semi-parametric model for learning probability densities confined to highly non-linear but intrinsically low-dimensional manifolds.(More)
The objective of this work is to recognize all the frontal faces of a character in the closed world of a movie or situation comedy, given a small number of query faces. This is challenging because faces in a feature-length film are relatively uncontrolled with a wide variability of scale, pose, illumination, and expressions, and also may be partially(More)
In spite of over two decades of intense research, illumination and pose invariance remain prohibitively challenging aspects of face recognition for most practical applications. The objective of this work is to recognize faces using video sequences both for training and recognition input, in a realistic, unconstrained setup in which lighting, pose and user(More)
In this paper we address the problem of classifying vector sets. We motivate and introduce a novel method based on comparisons between corresponding vector subspaces. In particular , there are two main areas of novelty: (i) we extend the concept of principal angles between linear subspaces to manifolds with arbitrary nonlinearities; (ii) it is demonstrated(More)
In this paper we address the problem of classifying vector sets. We motivate and introduce a novel method based on comparisons between corresponding vector subspaces. In particular, there are two main areas of novelty: (i) we extend the concept of principal angles between linear subspaces to manifolds with arbitrary nonlinearities; (ii) it is demonstrated(More)
The problem of recognizing 3D objects from images has been one of the most active areas of computer vision research in the last decade. This is a consequence not only of the high practical potential of automatic object recognition systems but also significant breakthroughs which have facilitated the development of fast and reliable solutions. These mainly(More)
Our goal is to automatically determine the cast of a feature-length film. This is challenging because the cast size is not known, with appearance changes of faces caused by extrinsic imaging factors (illumination, pose, expression) often greater than due to differing identities. The main contribution of this paper is an algorithm for clustering over face(More)
In this paper we address the problem of learning Gaussian Mixture Models (GMMs) incrementally. Unlike previous approaches which universally assume that new data comes in blocks representable by GMMs which are then merged with the current model estimate, our method works for the case when novel data points arrive one-by-one, while requiring little additional(More)
In this work we consider face recognition from face motion manifolds. An information-theoretic approach with Resistor-Average Distance (RAD) as a dissimilarity measure between distributions of face images is proposed. We introduce a kernel-based algorithm that retains the simplicity of the closed-form expression for the RAD between two normal distributions,(More)