The Bogazici face database: Standardized photographs of Turkish faces with supporting materials

S. Adil Saribay, Ali Furkan Biten, Erdem Ozan Meral, Pinar Aldan, Vít Trebicky, Karel Kleisner

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© 2018 Saribay et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Many sets of human facial photographs produced in Western cultures are available for scientific research. We report here on the development of a face database of Turkish undergraduate student targets. High-resolution standardized photographs were taken and supported by the following materials: (a) basic demographic and appearance-related information, (b) two types of landmark configurations (for Webmorph and geometric morphometrics (GM)), (c) facial width-To-height ratio (fWHR) measurement, (d) information on photography parameters, (e) perceptual norms provided by raters. We also provide various analyses and visualizations of facial variation based on rating norms using GM. Finally, we found that there is sexual dimorphism in fWHR in our sample but that this is accounted for by body mass index. We present the pattern of associations between rating norms, GM and fWHR measurements. The database and supporting materials are freely available for scientific research purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0192018
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


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