- sklearn.datasets.fetch_lfw_pairs(subset='train', data_home=None, funneled=True, resize=0.5, color=False, slice_=(slice(70, 195, None), slice(78, 172, None)), download_if_missing=True)¶
Loader for the Labeled Faces in the Wild (LFW) pairs dataset
This dataset is a collection of JPEG pictures of famous people collected on the internet, all details are available on the official website:
Each picture is centered on a single face. Each pixel of each channel (color in RGB) is encoded by a float in range 0.0 - 1.0.
The task is called Face Verification: given a pair of two pictures, a binary classifier must predict whether the two images are from the same person.
In the official README.txt this task is described as the “Restricted” task. As I am not sure as to implement the “Unrestricted” variant correctly, I left it as unsupported for now.
The original images are 250 x 250 pixels, but the default slice and resize arguments reduce them to 62 x 74.
subset : optional, default: ‘train’
Select the dataset to load: ‘train’ for the development training set, ‘test’ for the development test set, and ‘10_folds’ for the official evaluation set that is meant to be used with a 10-folds cross validation.
data_home : optional, default: None
Specify another download and cache folder for the datasets. By default all scikit learn data is stored in ‘~/scikit_learn_data’ subfolders.
funneled : boolean, optional, default: True
Download and use the funneled variant of the dataset.
resize : float, optional, default 0.5
Ratio used to resize the each face picture.
color : boolean, optional, default False
Keep the 3 RGB channels instead of averaging them to a single gray level channel. If color is True the shape of the data has one more dimension than than the shape with color = False.
slice_ : optional
Provide a custom 2D slice (height, width) to extract the ‘interesting’ part of the jpeg files and avoid use statistical correlation from the background
download_if_missing : optional, True by default
If False, raise a IOError if the data is not locally available instead of trying to download the data from the source site.
The data is returned as a Bunch object with the following attributes: :
data : numpy array of shape (2200, 5828)
Each row corresponds to 2 ravel’d face images of original size 62 x 47 pixels. Changing the slice_ or resize parameters will change the shape of the output.
pairs : numpy array of shape (2200, 2, 62, 47)
Each row has 2 face images corresponding to same or different person from the dataset containing 5749 people. Changing the slice_ or resize parameters will change the shape of the output.
target : numpy array of shape (13233,)
Labels associated to each pair of images. The two label values being different persons or the same person.
DESCR : string
Description of the Labeled Faces in the Wild (LFW) dataset.