Gabor wavelet selection and SVM classification for object recognition. (English) Zbl 1212.68216

Summary: This paper proposes a Gabor wavelets and support vector machine (SVM)-based framework for object recognition. When discriminative features are extracted at optimized locations using selected Gabor wavelets, classifications are done via SVM. Compared to conventional Gabor feature based object recognition system, the system developed in this paper is both robust and efficient. The proposed framework is successfully applied to two object recognition applications, i.e., object/non-object classification and face recognition. Experimental results clearly show advantages of the proposed method over other approaches.


68T10 Pattern recognition, speech recognition
68T05 Learning and adaptive systems in artificial intelligence
42C40 Nontrigonometric harmonic analysis involving wavelets and other special systems