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Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


School of Engineering




This article was originally published as: Ch'Ng, S., Seng, K., & Ang, L. K. (2012). Modular dynamic RBF neural network for face recognition. Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Open Systems. (pp. 1-6). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. IEEE. Original article available here


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.

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