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NIST Special Databse 32 - Multiple Encounter Dataset II (MEDS-II)



Andrew P. Founds, Nick Orlans, Whiddon Genevieve, Craig I. Watson


This document and associated dataset is an update to the Multiple Encounter Dataset I (MEDS-I), originally published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in May 2010. The MEDS is a test corpus organized from an extract of submission files of deceased persons with prior multiple encounters. A submission file is an electronic file containing biographic and biometric data recorded during an encounter of an individual. The submission files conform to the specifications defined by the Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS) extension to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)-1-2007 standard.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7807
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Biometrics, multiple encounters, face, facial images, face recognition


Founds, A. , Orlans, N. , Genevieve, W. and Watson, C. (2011), NIST Special Databse 32 - Multiple Encounter Dataset II (MEDS-II), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed June 24, 2024)


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Created July 20, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021