UHDB31: A dataset for better understanding face recognition across pose and illumination variation

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Abstract

Face datasets are a fundamental tool to analyze the performance of face recognition algorithms. However, the accuracy achieved on current benchmark datasets is saturated. Although multiple face datasets have been published recently, they only focus on the number of samples and lack diversity on facial appearance factors, such as pose and illumination. In addition, while 3D data have been demonstrated improved face recognition accuracy by a significant margin, only a few 3D face datasets provide high quality 2D and 3D data. In this paper, we introduce a new and challenging dataset, called UHDB31, which not only allows direct measurement of the influence of pose, illumination, and resolution on face recognition but also facilitates different experimental configurations with both 2D and 3D data. We conduct a series of experiments with various face recognition algorithms and point out how far they are from solving the face recognition problem under pose, illumination, and resolution variation. The dataset is publicly available and free for research use1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, ICCVW 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2555-2563
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781538610343
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, ICCVW 2017 - Venice, Italy
Duration: Oct 22 2017Oct 29 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, ICCVW 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, ICCVW 2017
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVenice
Period10/22/1710/29/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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