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A database of face photographs designed for studying the problem of unconstrained face recognition. The data set contains more than 13,000 images of faces collected from the web. Each face has been labeled with the name of the person pictured. 1680 of the people pictured have two or more distinct photos in the data set. The only constraint on these faces is that they were detected by the Viola-Jones face detector. More details can be found in the technical report below.

There are now four different sets of LFW images including the original and three different types of "aligned" images. The aligned images include "funneled images" (ICCV 2007), LFW-a, which uses an unpublished method of alignment, and "deep funneled" images (NIPS 2012). Among these, LFW-a and the deep funneled images produce superior results for most face verification algorithms over the original images and over the funneled images (ICCV 2007).


Please use the following citation when referencing the dataset:

  title={Labeled faces in the wild: A database forstudying face recognition in unconstrained
  author={Huang, Gary B and Mattar, Marwan and Berg, Tamara and Learned-Miller, Eric},
Data Summary
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University of Massachusetts
The Computer Vision Laboratory was established in the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts in 1974 with the goal of investigating the scientific principles underlying the construction of integrated vision systems and the application of vision to problems of real-world importance.
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