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Image recognition on the basis of probabilistic neural network with homogeneity testing

Computer Optics. 2013. Vol. 37. No. 2. P. 254-262.

The usage of the probabilistic neural network with homogeneity testing is proposed in image recognition problem. This decision is shown to be optimal in Bayesian terms if the task is formulated as a statistical testing for homogeneity of query and model images' feature sets. The problem of the lack of computing efficiency with many classes and large dimensions of feature set is discovered. The possibility of its overcoming in the case of discrete features is explored by synthesizing the novel recognition criterion with the comparison of the histograms of query and model images. It is shown that a particular case of this criterion is the nearest neighbor rule with popular measures of similarity, namely, chi-square distance and Jensen-Shannon divergence. The results of experimental research in a problem of face recognition with widely used databases (AT&T, JAFFE) are presented. The proposed approach is demonstrated to achieve better recognition accuracy in comparison with conventional solution with reduction the recognition task to the statistical classification.