Example for using Bob to create face verification systems
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Go to http://pypi.python.org/pypi/bob.example.faceverify to download the latest stable version of this package.
This example demonstrates how to use Bob to build different face verification systems. It includes examples with three different complexities:
- A simple eigenface based example
- An example using Gabor jets and a Gabor-phase based similarity function
- An example building an UBM/GMM model on top of DCT blocks.
To use this example, you will require Bob and the AT&T database. If you do not have a Bob version yet, you can get it from http://www.idiap.ch/software/bob.
If you already have installed Bob, please make sure that you have the version 1.0.5, otherwise the example won’t work.
The AT&T image database is quite small, but sufficient to show how the face verification methods work. Still, the results may not be meaningful. One good thing about the AT&T database is that it is freely available. You can download it from http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/dtg/attarchive/facedatabase.html.
Finally, to download this package, please open a shell, go to a directory of your choice and call:
$ pip install bob.example.faceverify
To generate the Documentation, please further go into the “doc” directory and call:
$ make html $ firefox html/index.html
(or use any other browser of your choice). After you did this, please read the documentation and try to execute the examples.