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Is there an image dataset of bald and balding men? Best would be classified/tagged images with labels like "bald", "not bald", "early balding", "etc".

Related links:

https://matthewbilyeu.com/blog/2019-03-21/the-boombox-incident

my source & comments: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19462007

similar question: https://opendata.stackexchange.com/a/14060/1511

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There is the Category:Bald men on Wikimedia Commons, right now with 525 images.

  • cool! would be nice to link this to wikidata or human profile pictures – philshem Nov 9 at 10:51
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    Structured Data on Commons is brand new, right now a search for Depicts:Baldness only yields 3 hits, but it will for sure change in the near future. commons.wikimedia.org/w/… – Ainali Nov 9 at 11:15
  • Is it possible to get URLs to the images (even if 3) with a Sparql query? – philshem Nov 9 at 13:52
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    Not yet, but it is being built: phabricator.wikimedia.org/T141602 – Ainali Nov 9 at 13:59
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It's not tagged, but one option would be to run the above algorithm on the NIST Mugshot dataset:

https://www.nist.gov/srd/nist-special-database-18

The database consists of a total of 3248 images of variable size using PNG formatting with metadata TXT files corresponding to each per image.

There are images of 1573 individuals (cases) 1495 male and 78 female.

3248 segmented 8-bit gray scale mugshot images (varying sizes) of 1573 individuals

1333 cases with both front and profile views (see statistics above)

131 cases with two or more front views and 89 cases with two or more profiles

images scanned at 19.7 pixels per mm

The files have the naming structure like 00117_1_F.txt for Forward facing and 00604_1_R.txt for Right facing. Total download is 1.7 GB zipped.

Also on Kaggle: https://www.kaggle.com/kwisatzhaderach/nist-mugshots

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