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StartFaceSearch

Starts the asynchronous search for faces in a collection that match the faces of persons detected in a stored video.

The video must be stored in an Amazon S3 bucket. Use Video to specify the bucket name and the filename of the video. StartFaceSearch returns a job identifier (JobId) which you use to get the search results once the search has completed. When searching is finished, Rekognition Video publishes a completion status to the Amazon Simple Notification Service topic that you specify in NotificationChannel. To get the search results, first check that the status value published to the Amazon SNS topic is SUCCEEDED. If so, call GetFaceSearch and pass the job identifier (JobId) from the initial call to StartFaceSearch. For more information, see Searching for Faces with Rekognition Video.

Request Syntax

{ "ClientRequestToken": "string", "CollectionId": "string", "FaceMatchThreshold": number, "JobTag": "string", "NotificationChannel": { "RoleArn": "string", "SNSTopicArn": "string" }, "Video": { "S3Object": { "Bucket": "string", "Name": "string", "Version": "string" } } }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

ClientRequestToken

Idempotent token used to identify the start request. If you use the same token with multiple StartFaceSearch requests, the same JobId is returned. Use ClientRequestToken to prevent the same job from being accidently started more than once.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9-_]+$

Required: No

CollectionId

ID of the collection that contains the faces you want to search for.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.\-]+

Required: Yes

FaceMatchThreshold

The minimum confidence in the person match to return. For example, don't return any matches where confidence in matches is less than 70%.

Type: Float

Valid Range: Minimum value of 0. Maximum value of 100.

Required: No

JobTag

Unique identifier you specify to identify the job in the completion status published to the Amazon Simple Notification Service topic.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.\-:]+

Required: No

NotificationChannel

The ARN of the Amazon SNS topic to which you want Rekognition Video to publish the completion status of the search.

Type: NotificationChannel object

Required: No

Video

The video you want to search. The video must be stored in an Amazon S3 bucket.

Type: Video object

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "JobId": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

JobId

The identifier for the search job. Use JobId to identify the job in a subsequent call to GetFaceSearch.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9-_]+$

Errors

AccessDeniedException

You are not authorized to perform the action.

HTTP Status Code: 400

IdempotentParameterMismatchException

A ClientRequestToken input parameter was reused with an operation, but at least one of the other input parameters is different from the previous call to the operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InternalServerError

Amazon Rekognition experienced a service issue. Try your call again.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidParameterException

Input parameter violated a constraint. Validate your parameter before calling the API operation again.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidS3ObjectException

Amazon Rekognition is unable to access the S3 object specified in the request.

HTTP Status Code: 400

LimitExceededException

An Amazon Rekognition service limit was exceeded. For example, if you start too many Rekognition Video jobs concurrently, calls to start operations (StartLabelDetection, for example) will raise a LimitExceededException exception (HTTP status code: 400) until the number of concurrently running jobs is below the Amazon Rekognition service limit.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ProvisionedThroughputExceededException

The number of requests exceeded your throughput limit. If you want to increase this limit, contact Amazon Rekognition.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

The collection specified in the request cannot be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ThrottlingException

Amazon Rekognition is temporarily unable to process the request. Try your call again.

HTTP Status Code: 500

VideoTooLargeException

The file size or duration of the supplied media is too large. The maximum file size is 8GB. The maximum duration is 2 hours.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: