Face recognition has many applications in pattern recognition and computer vision, and many face recognition methods have been proposed. Among them, the recently proposed collaborative representation based face recognition has attracted the attention of researchers. Many variants and extensions of collaborative representation based classification (CRC) have been presented. However, most of CRC methods do not consider data locality, which is crucial for classification task. In this article, a novel collaborative representation based face recognition method, LP-CRC, is proposed, which balances data locality and collaborative representation. The proposed method incorporates a locality adaptor term into the robust collaborative representation based classification framework, leading to a novel unified objective function. The Augmented Lagrange Multiplier is used to optimize the objective function. Tests on standard benchmarks demonstrate that the proposed face recognition method is superior to existing methods and robust to noise and outliers.
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