The BANCA Database and Evaluation Protocol

  • Enrique Bailly-Bailliére
  • Samy Bengio
  • Frédéric Bimbot
  • Miroslav Hamouz
  • Josef Kittler
  • Johnny Mariéthoz
  • Jiri Matas
  • Kieron Messer
  • Vlad Popovici
  • Fabienne Porée
  • Belen Ruiz
  • Jean-Philippe Thiran
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2688)

Abstract

In this paper we describe the acquisition and content of a new large, realistic and challenging multi-modal database intended for training and testing multi-modal verification systems. The BANCA database was captured in four European languages in two modalities (face and voice). For recording, both high and low quality microphones and cameras were used. The subjects were recorded in three different scenarios, controlled, degraded and adverse over a period of three months. In total 208 people were captured, half men and half women. In this paper we also describe a protocol for evaluating verification algorithms on the database. The database will be made available to the research community through http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Research/VSSP/banca.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrique Bailly-Bailliére
    • 4
  • Samy Bengio
    • 1
  • Frédéric Bimbot
    • 2
  • Miroslav Hamouz
    • 5
  • Josef Kittler
    • 5
  • Johnny Mariéthoz
    • 1
  • Jiri Matas
    • 5
  • Kieron Messer
    • 5
  • Vlad Popovici
    • 3
  • Fabienne Porée
    • 2
  • Belen Ruiz
    • 4
  • Jean-Philippe Thiran
    • 3
  1. 1.IDIAPMartignySwitzerland
  2. 2.IRISA (CNRS & INRIA) / METISSRennesFrance
  3. 3.EPFLSTI-ITSLausanneSwitzerland
  4. 4.University Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain
  5. 5.University of SurreyGuildfordUK

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