Saturday, May 21, 2005

Face Recognition and everything in between

 In the past few days I have been playing around with face recognition software trying to build my own identification. I have tried a few dll from various vendors and have not had much luck. Has anyone out there played around with this stuff, if so any pointers would be appreciated.

While trolling through the net found following snippet
"A study by the government's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), for example, found false-negative rates for face-recognition verification of 43 percent using photos of subjects taken just 18 months earlier, for example. And those photos were taken in perfect conditions, significant because facial recognition software is terrible at handling changes in lighting or camera angle or images with busy backgrounds. The NIST study also found that a change of 45 degrees in the camera angle rendered the software useless. The technology works best under tightly controlled conditions, when the subject is starting directly into the camera under bright lights - although another study by the Department of Defense found high error rates even in those ideal conditions.  Grainy, dated video surveillance photographs of the type likely to be on file for suspected terrorists would be of very little use.
That is a bit discouraging but I persevere :-)

Any help from the larger collective would be appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. You very kindly asked for information on Omniperception Limited, and I am the person to whom your enquiry has been passed for a response.

    We have developed a CS-LDA (Client Specific Linear Discriminant Analysis) Facial Biometric solution that is ICAO compliant.

    To answer your previous question, yes we do have an SDK available, but I would like to clarify your requirememts and expectations prior to sending this to you for evaluation

    I have added you to my SKYPE contacts, and I would very much like to have a conversation with you as soon as we are both on line

    my details on SKYPE are ohdannyboy6002, and I look forward to speaking to you soon


    Daniel R Walsh