FRVT 2002 was an independently administered technology evaluation. Ten participants were evaluated under direct supervision of the FRVT 2002 organizers at the U.S. Government facility in Dahlgren, Virginia, in July and August 2002. The participants were tested on sequestered data sets. Sequestering the data sets guaranteed that all the participants were tested on a level field and the systems were tested on their recognition ability on new facial imagery. Digital data sets ensured that all the systems were tested on exactly the same data and performance among the systems could be directly compared. The heart of FRVT 2002 was the high computational intensity test (HCInt) that measured system performance on 121,589 operational images of 37,437 people. The images were provided from the U.S. Department of States Mexican non-immigrant visa archive. From this data, real-world performance figures on a very large data set were computed. Performance statistics were computed for verification, identification, and watch list tasks. The performance results on the HCInt show an improvement in the capabilities of the face recognition systems over the last two years.
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