The CBCL FACE DATABASE includes 2,429 faces in the training set and is referenced on this page: http://cbcl.mit.edu/software-datasets/FaceData2.html

However, the download links for the faces.tar.gz - that I can find - yield "not found". For instance, http://cbcl.mit.edu/projects/cbcl/software-datasets/faces.tar.gz does not work. Neither does the link from http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/cbcl.old/software-datasets/FaceData2.html

Is this data available for download somewhere?

  • Note that there are many more face datasets, which you can find if you just Google faces.tar.gz. I was doing this to find 'yours'...
    – user4293
    Dec 13, 2017 at 11:10
  • I was look specifically for the CBCL Face Database. The linked faces.tar.gz seems to be another, - CMU Face Images. Dec 13, 2017 at 15:18

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I have found a copy of the dataset here:


(27.5 MB zipped 110.3 MB unzipped)


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