How were the stock face detectors trained/tested?

asked 2013-12-04 13:35:53 -0500

xaffeine gravatar image

updated 2013-12-11 18:36:55 -0500

The OpenCV distribution contains several xml files describing classifier cascades for frontal face detection. Can anyone tell us what database(s) and methodology were used to train and test them? Specifically, I am thinking about haarcascade_frontalface_alt.xml, haarcascade_frontalface_alt2.xml, haarcascade_frontalface_default.xml, and lbpcascade_frontalface.xml.

Is it a secret?

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Somebody must know the answer. Don't they need to get retrained whenever related code changes?

xaffeine gravatar imagexaffeine ( 2013-12-17 13:30:50 -0500 )edit
prakharmohan gravatar imageprakharmohan ( 2014-02-20 05:58:46 -0500 )edit

I am not asking how I could do training; I am asking for details on how the particular models in the OpenCV distribution were trained. It seems strange to me that an open-source project would keep these details secret.

xaffeine gravatar imagexaffeine ( 2014-02-20 12:39:03 -0500 )edit