SF-TL54: A Thermal Facial Landmark Dataset with Visual Pairs

Askat Kuzdeuov, Darina Koishigarina, Dana Aubakirova, Saniya Abushakimova, Huseyin Atakan Varol

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Abstract

Facial landmark detection is a cornerstone in many facial analysis tasks such as face recognition, drowsiness detection, and facial expression recognition. Numerous methodologies were introduced to achieve accurate and efficient facial landmark localization in visual images. However, there are only several works that address facial landmark detection in thermal images. The main challenge is the limited number of annotated datasets. In this work, we present a thermal face dataset with annotated face bounding boxes and facial landmarks. The dataset contains 2, 556 thermal images of 142 individuals, where each thermal image is paired with the corresponding visual image. To the best of our knowledge, our dataset is the largest in terms of the number of individuals. In addition, our dataset can be employed for tasks such as thermal-to-visual image translation, thermal-visual face recognition, and others. We trained two models for the facial landmark detection task to show the efficacy of our dataset. The first model is a classic machine learning model based on an ensemble of regression trees. The second model is a deep learning model based on the U-net architecture. The dataset, annotations, source code, and pre-trained models are publicly available to advance research in thermal face analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages748-753
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665445405
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2022 - Virtual, Narvik, Norway
Duration: Jan 9 2022Jan 12 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2022
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityVirtual, Narvik
Period1/9/221/12/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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