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Deep face recognition with weighted center loss
Author(s): Fuzhang Wu; Yan Kong; Yanjun Wu
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Paper Abstract

ID face photos are widely used for identity verification in many real-world applications. In these cases, the face from ID photo is expected to compare with the face obtained from the daily life image. To improve the ID/life face verification performance, the datasets containing various ID face photos and daily life face images are always needed to train an available CNN model for feature extraction. However, it’s really hard to get uniform distributed data for both the ID photos and daily life images. In most face datasets, each subject only contains one ID photo (for example, obtained from the identity card) while contains varies of life images. This imbalanced distribution causes the difficulty of learning a general deep feature representation for both the ID and life faces, since the daily life images tend to have a higher impact on the feature learning than the ID photos. To address this challenge, we propose a weighted center loss which aims to learn a center of deep features for each class and penalizes the distance between the image features and their corresponding class centers with different weights. By emphasizing the ID photo features in the loss computation, our weighted center loss can train a general CNN which obviously narrows the distance between the ID and life faces. Final experiments demonstrate that with the joint supervision of softmax and weighted center loss, our proposed framework can minimize the intra-class variations caused by the imbalanced ID/life data distribution and significantly improve the ID face based verification accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11069, Tenth International Conference on Graphics and Image Processing (ICGIP 2018), 110690L (6 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2524146
Show Author Affiliations
Fuzhang Wu, Institute of Software (China)
Yan Kong, Institute of Software (China)
Yanjun Wu, Institute of Software (China)
State Key Lab. of Computer Science (China)
Tencent Youtu Lab. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11069:
Tenth International Conference on Graphics and Image Processing (ICGIP 2018)
Chunming Li; Hui Yu; Zhigeng Pan; Yifei Pu, Editor(s)

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