Are Younger People More Difficult to Identify or Just a Peer-to-Peer Effect

  • Wai Han Ho
  • Paul Watters
  • Dominic Verity
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4673)


Recent investigations into the effect of age on face identification concluded that it was more difficult to identify younger people than older ones. The identification rates of the different age groups were, however, not measured under identical conditions. There was a significantly higher percentage of younger people in all the face image samples. We found that a person from any age group will find that they look more similar to another person from the same age group, as opposed to someone from another age group. The experiments we carried out using samples that have an evenly distributed age range did not show a statistically significant difference between the sample age groups.


Aging face identification biometrics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wai Han Ho
    • 1
  • Paul Watters
    • 1
  • Dominic Verity
    • 1
  1. 1.Macquarie University, NSWAustralia

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