Wavelet-Neural Networks Based Face Recognition System - Matlab source code. Wavelet transforms are used to reduce image information redundancy because only a subset of the transform coefficients are necessary to preserve the most important facial features such as hair outline, eyes and mouth.
We demonstrate experimentally that when Wavelet coefficients are fed into a backpropagation neural network for classification, a high recognition rate can be achieved by using a very small proportion of transform coefficients. This makes Wavelet-based face recognition much more accurate than other approaches. Matlab Image Processing Toolbox, Matlab Wavelet Toolbox and Matlab Neural Network Toolbox are required.