The Application of The Manhattan Method to Human Face Recognition

  • Sunardi Universitas Ahmad Dahlan
  • Abdul Fadlil Universitas Ahmad Dahlan
  • Novi Tristanti Universitas ahmad Dahlan
Keywords: face, detection manhattan, image


In face recognition, the input image used will be converted into a simple image, which will then be analyzed. The analysis was carried out by calculating the distance of data similarity. In the process of measuring data similarity distances, they often experience problems implementing complex algorithm formulas. This research will solve this problem by implementing the Manhattan method as a method of measuring data similarity distances. In this study, it is hoped that the Manhattan method can be used properly in the process of matching test images and training images by calculating the proximity distance between the two variables. The distance sought is the shortest distance; the smaller the distance obtained, the higher the level of data compatibility. The image used in this study was converted into grayscale to facilitate the facial recognition process by thresholding, namely the process of converting a grayscale image into a binary image. The binary image of the test data is compared with the binary image of the training data. The image used in this study is in the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format. Testing was carried out with 20 respondents, with each having two training images and two test images. The research was conducted by conducting experiments as many as 20 times. Facial recognition research using the Manhattan method obtains an accuracy of 70%. The image lighting used as the dataset influenced the accuracy results obtained in this study. Based on the results of this study, it can be concluded that the Manhattan method is not good for use in facial recognition research with poor lighting.


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Sunardi, Abdul Fadlil, & Novi Tristanti. (2022). The Application of The Manhattan Method to Human Face Recognition. Jurnal RESTI (Rekayasa Sistem Dan Teknologi Informasi), 6(6), 939 - 944.
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