The present invention provides a novel system and method for identifying individuals and for face recognition utilizing facial features for face identification. The system and method of the invention comprise creating facial features or face patterns called face pattern words and face pattern bytes for face identification. The invention also provides for pattern recognitions for identification other than face recognition. The invention further provides a means for identifying individuals based on visible and/or thermal images of those individuals by utilizing computer software implemented by instructions on a computer or computer system and a computer readable medium containing instructions on a computer system for face recognition and identification.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
This invention was made in part with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Southeast Region Research Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The government may have certain rights in the invention.