THE UCD COLOUR FACE IMAGE DATABASE FOR FACE DETECTION

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Author: Dr. Prag Sharma, Supervised by: Dr. Richard B. Reilly

School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

UCD, Dublin

National University of Ireland

 

 

UCD Colour Face Image (UCFI) Database

 

With increasing research in the area of face detection new methods for detecting human faces automatically are being developed. However, less attention is being paid to the development of a standard face image database to evaluate these new algorithms. We recognize the need for a colour face image database and create such a database for direct benchmarking of automatic face detection algorithms. The database has two parts. Part one contains colour pictures of faces having a high degree of variability in scale, location, orientation, pose, facial expression and lighting conditions, while part two has manually segmented results for each of the images in part one of the database. These images are acquired from a wide variety of sources such as digital cameras, pictures scanned using photo-scanner, other face databases and the World Wide Web. The database is intended for distribution to researchers. A few sample images from the database are shown below. An excel file with details of each image in the database is available here

 

How to download the UCFI Database

 

Part I and II of the UCFI database can be downloaded as follows:

1.                   Please Sign the Disclaimer Form and send it to Prag.Sharma@ucd.ie

2.                   Once the disclaimer has been verified. The account name and password will be forwarded it to you. Use these to download the database from the link below

The UCD Colour Face Image Database is available for download as a zipped file. Please click on this link (~10MB)

3.                   You can also download the excel file with details of each image in the database from here.

 

 

 

 

Figure 1. UCD Colour Face Image Database: Part 1: Colour Images

 

Figure 2. UCD Colour Face Image Database: Part 2: Hand Segmented Results

 

Existing Face Detection Databases

 

Data Set

Description

MIT Test Set (Sung and Poggio) [1]

First set contains 301 frontal and near-frontal mug shots of 71 different people and the second set contains 23 images with 149 faces in complex backgrounds. Most faces are frontal and upright. All images are greyscale.

CMU Test Set (Rowley et al.) [2], [3]

130 images with a total of 507 frontal faces. Face sizes vary. All images are greyscale. Also contains 50 images with a total of 223 faces with 95% of the rotated at an angle of more than 10 degrees. All images are greyscale.

CMU Profile Test Set (Schneiderman and Kanade) [4]

208 images with varying facial expressions and in profile view. The images are greyscale.

Kodak Data Set [5]

80 images with 90% of the faces in frontal view. Wide variety of resolutions and face sizes. The images are in colour.

 

[1] K-K. Sung, T. Poggio, Example-Based Learning for View-Based Human Face Detection, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 20, No. 1,pp. 39-51, January 1998.

[2] H. Rowley, S. Baluja, T. Kanade, Neural Network-Based Face Detection, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 23-38 January 1998.

[3] H. Rowley, S. Baluja, T. Kanade, Rotation Invariant Neural Network-Based Face Detection, IEEE Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, pp. 38-44, 1998.

[4] H. Schneiderman, T. Kanade, A Statistical Method for 3D Object Detection Applied to Faces and Cars, Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Vol. 1, pp.746-751, 2000.

[5] A. C. Loui, C. N. Judice, S. Liu, An Image Database for Benchmarking of Automatic Face Detection and Recognition Algorithms, Proc. IEEE Conference on Image Processing, Vol. 1, pp.146-150, 1998.

 

EC-VIP-MC 2003 Submission

 

A Colour Face Image Database for Benchmarking of Automatic Face Detection Algorithms (pdf file)

 

PowerPoint Presentation for EC-VIP-MC 2003 (A Colour Face Image A Colour Face Image Database for Benchmarking of Automatic Face Detection Algorithms)

 

ISSC-2004: Belfast Submission

 

Performance Evaluation Measures for Face Detection Algorithms

 

Sponsors: Enterprise Ireland

 

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