QMUL (Queen Mary University of London) Head Pose Dataset

The QMUL head dataset is formed by head images taken from the iLIDS dataset [1] portraying an airport indoor scenario. It is composed by 18667 images, uniformly partitioned into 5 classes: Back (BA), Front (FR), Left (LE), Right (RI), and Background (BG). Background images contain portions of the background scene. The images are 50x.50 pixels. Best performances here were achieved in [13]. The challenges of this dataset consist in scarce/non-homogeneous illumination, and quite severe occlusions.


Original Orozco's database download (it contains the descriptors proposed in [2]): [QMULPoseHeadsOROZCO
Dataset download


D. Tosato, Michela Farenzena, Mauro Spera, Marco Cristani, Vittorio Murino.
Multi-class Classification on Riemannian Manifolds for Video Surveillance.
Proceedings of the IEEE ECCV 2010. [pdf]

D. Tosato, M. Spera, M. Cristani, and V. Murino, Characterizing humans on
Riemannian manifolds, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine
Intelligence (TPAMI), Accepted 2012. [pdf]

License Terms

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[1] "i-LIDS",http://tna.europarchive.org/20100413151426/scienceandresearch.homeoffice.gov.uk/hosdb/cctv-imaging-technology/i-lids/index.html
[2] J. Orozco, S. Gong, and T. Xiang, “Head pose classification in Crowded Scenes,” in Proc. BMVC, 2009.