Annotated Web Ears (AWE) is a dataset of ear images gathered from the web and in the current form contains 1000 ear images of 100 distinct subjects. The dataset was collected for the goal of studying unconstrained ear recognition and is made publicly available to the community (for research purposes only). All images of the AWE dataset were labeled according to yaw, roll and pitch angles, ear occlusion, presence of accesories, ethnicity, gender and identity.
The dataset comes with a Matlab toolbox dedicated to research in ear recognition. The AWE toolbox implements several state-of-the-art ear recognition techniques and allows for rapid experimentation with the AWE dataset as well as other avialable datasets.
Both the dataset and toolbox are free for non-commercial use and can be downloaded from our download page. Kindly make a reference to this paper, when using either the toolbox or the dataset for your work:
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the corresponding author.
The database contains 1,000 images of 100 persons. Images were collected from the web using a semi-automatic procedure.