Significant advances have been achieved in face recognition in the last decade thanks to the development of deep learning methods. However, recognizing faces captured in uncontrolled environments is still a challenging problem for the scientific community. In these scenarios, the performance of most of existing deep learning based methods abruptly falls, due to the bad quality of the face images. In this work, we propose to use an activation map to represent the quality information in a face image. Different face regions are analyzed to determine their quality and then only those regions with good quality are used to perform the recognition using a given deep face model. For experimental evaluation, in order to simulate unconstrained environments, three challenging databases, with different variations in appearance, were selected: the Labeled Faces in the Wild Database, the Celebrities in Frontal-Profile in the Wild Database, and the AR Database. Three deep face models were used to evaluate the proposal on these databases and in all cases, the use of the proposed activation map allows the improvement of the recognition rates obtained by the original models in a range from 0.3 up to 31%. The obtained results experimentally demonstrated that the proposal is able to select those face areas with higher discriminative power and enough identifying information, while ignores the ones with spurious information.

Quality-based representation for unconstrained face recognition / Mendez-Llanes, N.; Castillo-Rosado, K.; Mendez-Vazquez, H.; Tistarelli, M.. - (2020), pp. 6494-6500. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2020 tenutosi a ita nel 2021 [10.1109/ICPR48806.2021.9412259].

Quality-based representation for unconstrained face recognition

Tistarelli M.
2020

Abstract

Significant advances have been achieved in face recognition in the last decade thanks to the development of deep learning methods. However, recognizing faces captured in uncontrolled environments is still a challenging problem for the scientific community. In these scenarios, the performance of most of existing deep learning based methods abruptly falls, due to the bad quality of the face images. In this work, we propose to use an activation map to represent the quality information in a face image. Different face regions are analyzed to determine their quality and then only those regions with good quality are used to perform the recognition using a given deep face model. For experimental evaluation, in order to simulate unconstrained environments, three challenging databases, with different variations in appearance, were selected: the Labeled Faces in the Wild Database, the Celebrities in Frontal-Profile in the Wild Database, and the AR Database. Three deep face models were used to evaluate the proposal on these databases and in all cases, the use of the proposed activation map allows the improvement of the recognition rates obtained by the original models in a range from 0.3 up to 31%. The obtained results experimentally demonstrated that the proposal is able to select those face areas with higher discriminative power and enough identifying information, while ignores the ones with spurious information.
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Quality-based representation for unconstrained face recognition / Mendez-Llanes, N.; Castillo-Rosado, K.; Mendez-Vazquez, H.; Tistarelli, M.. - (2020), pp. 6494-6500. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2020 tenutosi a ita nel 2021 [10.1109/ICPR48806.2021.9412259].
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