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The Taub Faculty of Computer Science Events and Talks

Pixel Club: The SVM-minus Similarity Score for Video Face Recognition
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Noga Levy (Tel-Aviv University)
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Tuesday, 23.04.2013, 11:30
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Room 337-8 Taub Bld.
Face recognition in unconstrained videos requires specialized tools beyond those developed for still images: the fact that the confounding factors change state during the video sequence presents a unique challenge, but also an opportunity to eliminate spurious similarities. Luckily, a major source of confusion in visual similarity of faces is the 3D head orientation, for which image analysis tools provide an accurate estimation.

The method we propose belongs to a family of classifier-based similarity scores. We present an effective way to discount pose induced similarities within such a framework, which is based on a newly introduced classifier called SVM-minus. The presented method is shown to outperform existing techniques on the most challenging and realistic publicly available video face recognition benchmark, both by itself, and in concert with other methods.