M2VTS Multimodal Face Database
ACTS Project 102
The contents of these pages can be found in the following
M2VTS Deliverable. These web site and
document have been written for different purposes :
- to provide the documentation that comes
together with the database files
- to give information about the acquisition of the M2VTS
- to specify the end-user agreement
- to create a public document/server that allows interested parties
to get information about the M2VTS Database and its acquisition
(M2VTS Database users are asked to refer to this public site when
using the database in any of their contributions).
The M2VTS Database
Among the different
European ACTS projects, the M2VTS project (Multi Modal Verification for
Teleservices and Security applications) deals with access control by the use of multimodal
identification of human faces. The goal of using a multimodal
recognition scheme is to improve the recognition efficiency by combining
single modalities, namely face and voice features. This requires the
development of fusion methods, i.e. the merge of individual results
given by separate analysis of different modalities (e.g. voice texture
and face features) or, more efficiently, the direct analysis of a
combination of different modalities (e.g. study of speech/lip
synchronization). Due to the relative novelty of multi-modal
identification, our own test material had to be recorded since no existing
database could meet our requirements of offering all modalities
needed by the multiple recognition tasks. These requirements are
the presence of synchronized speech and image and
the opportunity to extract 3-D face features from the database.
The constitution this multimodal database required many efforts
and a lot of time to be grabbed and edited.
As the material being recorded
couldn't be found in any other public database, it was decided to distribute
the M2VTS database to any non-commercial user that could take benefit from
such a product. This distribution has been taken in charge by the
Resource Agency (ELRA).
Although we were intending to
distribute this database for free, a distribution fee has been fixed in order
to compensate for the costs of the distribution. As this cost is a cost
price only - no benefits are expected from the distribution - we
ask the end-users to acknowledge the M2VTS project whenever its database
is used (see the user agreement).
Contents of the M2VTS DB site :
Experimental results :
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Last modified April 27, 1998.
Author: Stéphane Pigeon