We propose using stereo matching for 2-D face recognition across pose. We match one 2-D query image to one 2-D gallery image without performing 3-D reconstruction. Then the cost of this matching is used to evaluate the similarity of the two images. We show that this cost is robust to pose variations. To illustrate this idea we built a face recognition system on top of a dynamic programming stereo matching algorithm. The method works well even when the epipolar lines we use do not exactly fit the viewpoints. We have tested our approach on the PIE dataset. In all the experiments, our method demonstrates effective performance compared with other algorithms. 1
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