Face Recognition and Gender Detection Using SIFT Feature Extraction, LBPH, and SVM


  • H. Alamri Department of Computer Science, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • E. Alshanbari Department of Computer Science, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • S. Alotaibi Department of Computer Science, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • M. Alghamdi College of Computer and Information Systems, Umm Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia


Face recognition and name and gender identification are challenging processes, especially when identifying perpetrators and suspects or when used in authentication systems. Machine learning and computer vision technologies are used in many fields, including security, and play an important role in face recognition and gender detection, offering valuable information to officials to rectify a situation in less time. This study used a few machine learning methods in the Labelled Faces in the Wild (LFW) database to examine their facial recognition and gender detection capacities. The LFW dataset was used to train and evaluate the Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) feature extraction method along with the Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier and the Local Binary Pattern Histogram (LBPH) method. The result comparison from the current and other studies showed that the proposed LBPH method had higher accuracy in face recognition, while its accuracy in gender detection was very close to the ones of other, relevant studies.


face recognation, gender predection, SVM, SIFT, LBPH


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H. Alamri, E. Alshanbari, S. Alotaibi, and M. Alghamdi, “Face Recognition and Gender Detection Using SIFT Feature Extraction, LBPH, and SVM”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 8296–8299, Apr. 2022.


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