Human gait recognition based on Haralick features

Ait O. Lishani, Larbi Boubchir, Emad Khalifa, Ahmed Bouridane

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This paper proposes a supervised feature extraction approach that is capable of selecting distinctive features for the recognition of human gait under clothing and carrying conditions, thus improving the recognition performances. The principle of the suggested approach is based on the Haralick features extracted from gait energy image (GEI). These features are extracted locally by dividing vertically or horizontally the GEI locally into two or three equal regions of interest, respectively. RELIEF feature selection algorithm is then employed on the extracted features in order to select only the most relevant features with a minimum redundancy. The proposed method is evaluated on CASIA gait database (Dataset B) under variations of clothing and carrying conditions for different viewing angles, and the experimental results using k-NN classifier have yielded attractive results of up to 80% in terms of highest identification rate at rank-1 when compared to existing and similar state-of-the-art methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1123-1130
JournalSignal, Image and Video Processing
Issue number6
Early online date17 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2017


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