“A Feature Selection Technique with Genetic Algorithm to Reduce the Visibility of Gradient-based Image Features”

Akira Suzuki, Shingo Ando, Masashi Morimoto, Hideki Koike, Shunichi Yonemura, Katsuyoshi Tanabe

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Abstract

This paper proposes a feature selection technique with genetic algorithm that reduces the risk of data leaks by reducing the visibility of gradient-based image features. Gradient-based image features, which are used in image classification, are capable of wide application and offer high classification accuracy. However, people can picture the original image in their minds easily from the features when used in high resolution because they are represent appearance. This creates privacy concerns when they are applied to face image recognition. To overcome this problem, we introduce a feature selection technique that uses the genetic algorithm to reduce the visibility of gradient-based image features without sacrificing the recognition rate significantly. To evaluate the performance of the proposed technology, we make an experimental feature selection system that incorporates gender classification software. An experiment shows that the proposed technology can well reduce the visibility of gradient-based image features without sacrificing the recognition rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-458
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • feature selection
  • genetic algorithm
  • image feature
  • visibility of feature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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