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Forensic Face Recognition: A Survey Tauseef Ali, Raymond Veldhuis, Luuk Spreeuwers

Summary: Forensic Face Recognition: A Survey
Tauseef Ali, Raymond Veldhuis, Luuk Spreeuwers
Signals and Systems Group, FEMCS,
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Beside a few papers which focus on the forensic aspects of automatic face recognition, there is not
much published about it in contrast to the literature on developing new techniques and methodologies
for biometric face recognition. In this report, we review forensic facial identification which is the
forensic experts way of manual facial comparison. Then we review famous works in the domain of
forensic face recognition. Some of these papers describe general trends in forensics [1], guidelines for
manual forensic facial comparison and training of face examiners who will be required to verify the
outcome of automatic forensic face recognition system [2]. Some proposes theoretical framework for
application of face recognition technology in forensics [3] and automatic forensic facial comparison [4,
5]. Bayesian framework is discussed in detail and it is elaborated how it can be adapted to forensic
face recognition. Several issues related with court admissibility and reliability of system are also
Until now, there is no operational system available which automatically compare image of a suspect
with mugshot database and provide result usable in court. The fact that biometric face recognition can
in most cases be used for forensic purpose is true but the issues related to integration of technology
with legal system of court still remain to be solved. There is a great need for research which is multi-


Source: Al Hanbali, Ahmad - Department of Applied Mathematics, Universiteit Twente


Collections: Engineering