Face Recognition and Drunk Classification Using Infrared Face Images

Gabriel Hermosilla, José Luis Verdugo, Gonzalo Farias, Esteban Vera, Francisco Pizarro, Margarita Machuca

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The aim of this study is to propose a system that is capable of recognising the identity of a person, indicating whether the person is drunk using only information extracted from thermal face images. The proposed system is divided into two stages, face recognition and classification. In the face recognition stage, test images are recognised using robust face recognition algorithms: Weber local descriptor (WLD) and local binary pattern (LBP). The classification stage uses Fisher linear discriminant to reduce the dimensionality of the features, and those features are classified using a classifier based on a Gaussian mixture model, creating a classification space for each person, extending the state-of-the-art concept of a "DrunkSpace Classifier." The system was validated using a new drunk person database, which was specially designed for this work. The main results show that the performance of the face recognition stage was 100% with both algorithms, while the drunk identification saw a performance of 86.96%, which is a very promising result considering 46 individuals for our database in comparison with others that can be found in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5813514
JournalJournal of Sensors
StatePublished - 2018


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