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End-To-End Face Detection and Recognition

Abstract · Mar 31, 2017 09:48 ·

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Arxiv Abstract

  • Liying Chi
  • Hongxin Zhang
  • Mingxiu Chen

Plenty of face detection and recognition methods have been proposed and got delightful results in decades. Common face recognition pipeline consists of: 1) face detection, 2) face alignment, 3) feature extraction, 4) similarity calculation, which are separated and independent from each other. The separated face analyzing stages lead the model redundant calculation and are hard for end-to-end training. In this paper, we proposed a novel end-to-end trainable convolutional network framework for face detection and recognition, in which a geometric transformation matrix was directly learned to align the faces, instead of predicting the facial landmarks. In training stage, our single CNN model is supervised only by face bounding boxes and personal identities, which are publicly available from WIDER FACE \cite{Yang2016} dataset and CASIA-WebFace \cite{Yi2014} dataset. Tested on Face Detection Dataset and Benchmark (FDDB) \cite{Jain2010} dataset and Labeled Face in the Wild (LFW) \cite{Huang2007} dataset, we have achieved 89.24\% recall for face detection task and 98.63\% verification accuracy for face recognition task simultaneously, which are comparable to state-of-the-art results.

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