In this paper, we propose an unconstrained face verification approach that is dependent on Hybrid Siamese architecture under limited resources. The general face verification trend suggests that larger training datasets and/or complex architectures lead to higher accuracy. The proposed approach tends to achieve high accuracy while using a small dataset and a simple architecture by directly learn face’s similarity/dissimilarity from raw face pixels, which is critical for various applications. The proposed architecture has two branches; the first part of these branches is trained independently, while the other parts shared their parameters. A multi-batch algorithm is utilized for training. The training process takes a few hours on a single GPU. The proposed approach achieves near-human accuracy (98.9%) on the Labeled Faces in the Wild (LFW) benchmark, which is competitive with other techniques that are presented in the literature. It reaches 99.1% on the Arabian faces dataset. Moreover, features learned by the proposed architecture are used in building a face clustering system that is based on an updated version of the Density-Based Spatial Clustering of Applications with Noise (DBSCAN). To handle the cluster quality challenge, a novel post-clustering optimization procedure is proposed. It outperforms popular clustering approaches, like K-Means and spectral by 0.098 and up to 0.344 according to F1-measure.
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