Special Issue "Deep Learning-Based Biometric Technologies II"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Biology and Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021).

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Prof. Dr. Kang Ryoung Park
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Division of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Dongguk University, 30, Pildong- ro 1-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04620, Korea
Interests: deep learning; biometrics; image processing
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Dear Colleagues,

Recent developments have led to the widespread use of biometric technologies, such as face, fingerprint, vein, iris, palmprint, wrinkle, voice, and gait recognition, in a variety of applications in access control, financial transactions on mobile devices, and automatic teller machines (ATMs). While existing biometric technology has matured, its performance is still affected by various environmental conditions, and recent approaches have been attempted to combine deep learning techniques with conventional biometrics to guarantee the higher performance. The objective of this Special Issue is to invite high-quality, state-of-the-art research papers that deal with challenging issues in deep learning-based biometric technologies. We solicit the original papers of unpublished and completed research that are not currently under review by any other conference/magazine/journal. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  •  Region of interest (ROI) or feature point detection for biometrics based on deep learning
  •  Biometric feature extraction based on deep learning
  •  Biometric recognition based on deep learning
  •  Soft biometrics based on deep learning
  •  Multimodal biometrics based on deep learning
  •  Spoof detection based on deep learning

Prof. Kang Ryoung Park
Guest Editor

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Anthropometric Landmarks Extraction and Dimensions Measurement Based on ResNet
Symmetry 2020, 12(12), 1997; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12121997 - 03 Dec 2020
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Anthropometric dimensions can be acquired in 2D images by landmarks. Body shape variance causes low accuracy and bad robustness of landmarks extracted, and it is difficult to determine the position of axis division point when dimensions are calculated by the ellipse model. In [...] Read more.
Anthropometric dimensions can be acquired in 2D images by landmarks. Body shape variance causes low accuracy and bad robustness of landmarks extracted, and it is difficult to determine the position of axis division point when dimensions are calculated by the ellipse model. In this paper, landmarks are extracted from images by convolutional neural network instead of the gradient of body outline. A general multi-ellipse model is proposed, the anthropometric dimensions are obtained from the length of different elliptical segments and the position of axis division point is determined by thickness–width ratio of body parts. Finally, an evaluation is completed based on 87 subjects, in which it turns out that the average accuracy of our method for identifying landmarks is 96.6%, when the number of rotation angles is 2, the three main dimensional errors calculated by our model are smaller than existing method, and the errors of other dimensions are also within the margin of error for garment measuring. Full article
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Fall Detection Based on Key Points of Human-Skeleton Using OpenPose
Symmetry 2020, 12(5), 744; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12050744 - 05 May 2020
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According to statistics, falls are the primary cause of injury or death for the elderly over 65 years old. About 30% of the elderly over 65 years old fall every year. Along with the increase in the elderly fall accidents each year, it [...] Read more.
According to statistics, falls are the primary cause of injury or death for the elderly over 65 years old. About 30% of the elderly over 65 years old fall every year. Along with the increase in the elderly fall accidents each year, it is urgent to find a fast and effective fall detection method to help the elderly fall.The reason for falling is that the center of gravity of the human body is not stable or symmetry breaking, and the body cannot keep balance. To solve the above problem, in this paper, we propose an approach for reorganization of accidental falls based on the symmetry principle. We extract the skeleton information of the human body by OpenPose and identify the fall through three critical parameters: speed of descent at the center of the hip joint, the human body centerline angle with the ground, and width-to-height ratio of the human body external rectangular. Unlike previous studies that have just investigated falling behavior, we consider the standing up of people after falls. This method has 97% success rate to recognize the fall down behavior. Full article
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Attention-Inspired Artificial Neural Networks for Speech Processing: A Systematic Review
Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 214; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020214 - 28 Jan 2021
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Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) were created inspired by the neural networks in the human brain and have been widely applied in speech processing. The application areas of ANN include: Speech recognition, speech emotion recognition, language identification, speech enhancement, and speech separation, amongst others. [...] Read more.
Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) were created inspired by the neural networks in the human brain and have been widely applied in speech processing. The application areas of ANN include: Speech recognition, speech emotion recognition, language identification, speech enhancement, and speech separation, amongst others. Likewise, given that speech processing performed by humans involves complex cognitive processes known as auditory attention, there has been a growing amount of papers proposing ANNs supported by deep learning algorithms in conjunction with some mechanism to achieve symmetry with the human attention process. However, while these ANN approaches include attention, there is no categorization of attention integrated into the deep learning algorithms and their relation with human auditory attention. Therefore, we consider it necessary to have a review of the different ANN approaches inspired in attention to show both academic and industry experts the available models for a wide variety of applications. Based on the PRISMA methodology, we present a systematic review of the literature published since 2000, in which deep learning algorithms are applied to diverse problems related to speech processing. In this paper 133 research works are selected and the following aspects are described: (i) Most relevant features, (ii) ways in which attention has been implemented, (iii) their hypothetical relationship with human attention, and (iv) the evaluation metrics used. Additionally, the four publications most related with human attention were analyzed and their strengths and weaknesses were determined. Full article
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