# JANUS Database Identification Protocols¶

This package contains the access API and descriptions for the JANUS database (also known as IARPA Janus Benchmark A – IJB-A). The actual raw data can be downloaded from the original web page: http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/facechallenges.cfm (note that not everyone might be eligible for downloading the data).

Included in the database, there are list files defining identification (search) and verification (compare) experiments.

For the identification, ten different splits are provided, each of which is split into a training set, a gallery of 167 or 168 subjects and an according probe set. Similarly, for the verification, each split contains a training set (same as for the identification) and a file defining a set of comparisons for each template. It is important to highlight that each template has their set of probes.

The JANUS database is a quite difficult face recognition database. The raw data contain images or video frames in different qualities, and many of the faces are non-frontal. For each subject, several bob.db.ijba.Template’s are defined, where in each Template one or more images or video frames are combined. For each subject, one of these Templates is used to enroll a model, and the remaining Templates are used for probing. Hence, this database implements the FileSet protocol, which is defined in more detail in bob.db.base <bob.db.base>.