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In modern face recognition, the conventional pipeline consists of four stages: detect ⇒ align ⇒ represent ⇒ classify. We revisit both the alignment step and the representation step by employing explicit 3D face modeling in order to apply a piecewise affine transformation, and derive a face representation from a nine-layer deep neural network. This deep(More)
Recent methods for learning similarity between images have presented impressive results in the problem of pair matching (same/not-same classification) of face images. In this paper we explore how well this performance carries over to the related task of multi-option face identification , specifically on the Labeled Faces in the Wild (LFW) image set. In(More)
The One-Shot similarity measure has recently been introduced in the context of face recognition where it was used to produce state-of-the-art results. Given two vectors, their One-Shot similarity score reflects the likelihood of each vector belonging in the same class as the other vector and not in a class defined by a fixed set of " negative " examples.(More)
Computer vision systems have demonstrated considerable improvement in recognizing and verifying faces in digital images. Still, recognizing faces appearing in unconstrained, natural conditions remains a challenging task. In this paper, we present a face-image, pair-matching approach primarily developed and tested on the "Labeled Faces in the Wild" (LFW)(More)
We explore the task of recognizing peoples' identities in photo albums in an unconstrained setting. To facilitate this, we introduce the new People In Photo Albums (PIPA) dataset, consisting of over 60000 instances of ∼2000 individuals collected from public Flickr photo albums. With only about half of the person images containing a frontal face, the(More)
The One-Shot Similarity (OSS) kernel [3, 4] has recently been introduced as a means of boosting the performance of face recognition systems. Given two vectors, their One-Shot Similarity score (Fig. 1) reflects the likelihood of each vector belonging to the same class as the other vector and not in a class defined by a fixed set of " negative " examples. In(More)
Scaling machine learning methods to massive datasets has attracted considerable attention in recent years, thanks to easy access to ubiquitous sensing and data from the web. Face recognition is a task of great practical interest for which (i) very large labeled datasets exist, containing billions of images; (ii) the number of classes can reach tens of(More)
We employ the face recognition technology developed in house at face.com to a well accepted benchmark and show that without any tuning we are able to considerably surpass state of the art results. Much of the improvement is concentrated in the high-valued performance point of zero false positive matches, where the obtained recall rate almost doubles the(More)
Convolutional neural networks [3] have proven useful in many domains, including computer vision [1, 4, 5], audio processing [6, 7] and natural language processing [8]. These powerful models come at great cost in training time, however. Currently, long training periods make experimentation difficult and time consuming. In this work, we consider a standard(More)