An Adaptive Video-to-Video Face Identification System Based on Self-Training

Video-to-video face recognition in unconstrained conditions is still a very challenging problem, as the combination of several factors leads to an in general low-quality of facial frames. Besides, in some real contexts, the availability of labelled samples is limited, or data is streaming or it is only available temporarily due to storage constraints or privacy issues. In these cases, dealing with learning as an unsupervised incremental process is a feasible option. This work proposes a system based on dynamic ensembles of SVM’s, which uses the ideas of self-training to perform adaptive Video-to-video face identification. The only label requirements of the system are a few frames (5 in our experiments) directly taken from the video-surveillance stream. The system will autonomously use additional video-frames to update and improve the initial model in an unsupervised way. Results show a significant improvement in comparison to other state-of-the-art static models.

keywords: Face recognition, Ensemble learning, Online learning