An Un-awarely Collected Real World Face Database: The LabName-Door Face Database


  • Hazim Kemal Ekenel
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen



Face recognition, face database, DDC: 004 (Data processing, computer science, computer systems)


In this paper we present a new face database that has been collected under real world conditions and without collaborating with the individuals whose images are being captured. The images in the database are recorded with a zoom camera monitoring the door of the laboratory. The developed capture software processes each frame and whenever it detects a face as well as the eyes, it saves the frame to the database. A face recognition software is also accompanied to the image acquisition system to help to label the identities of the individuals in the database. Recordings have been done for six months and this way ten thousands pictures of more than 100 individuals have been collected. From this set, approximately 33000 images of 30 people are made available to public. To give an idea about the difficulty level of doing face recognition under such a scenario, the well-known face recognition algorithms are tested on the collected database.






The 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems