Benchmarking Binarisation Schemes for Deep Face Templates
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Feature vectors extracted from biometric characteristics are often represented using floating point values. It is, however, more appealing to store and compare feature vectors in a binary representation, since it generally requires less storage and facilitates efficient comparators which utilise intrinsic bit operations. Furthermore, the binary representations are very often necessary for some specific application scenarios, e.g. template protection and indexing. In recent years, usage of deep neural networks for facial recognition has vastly improved the biometric performance of said systems. In this paper, various binarisation schemes are applied to such feature vectors and benchmarked for biometric performance. It is shown that with only a negligible drop in biometric performance, the storage space and computational requirements can be vastly decreased.