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For an image, texture unit (TU) is a small complete unit which characterizes the local texture of a given pixel and its neighborhood. Recently, TU-based approaches have been widely used in face recognition. This paper proposes a novel face representation and recognition approach based on TU. We make three major contributions: (1) we introduce a novel TU feature, Local Gabor Quarternary Pattern (LGQP), which incorporates both Gabor magnitude and phase information in a single TU code; (2)doi:10.1109/icip.2008.4712156 dblp:conf/icip/YaoAL08 fatcat:gbwxqwi7hvewvcauhr7fvlse5u