Understanding the concepts of face recognition

In this section, we will look at the major concepts of face recognition. These concepts will include the following topics:

  • Understanding the face recognition dataset
  • The algorithm for face recognition

Understanding the face recognition dataset

You may wonder why I haven't discussed anything related to the dataset until now. This is because I don't want to confuse you by providing all the details about the datasets of two different applications. The dataset that we will cover here is going to be used for face recognition.

If you want to build a face recognition engine from scratch, then you can use following datasets:

  • CAS-PEAL Face Dataset
  • Labeled Faces in the Wild

Let's discuss them in further detail.


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