A novel convolutional neural network for facial expression recognition

Jing Li, Yang Mi, Jiahui Yu, Zhaojie Ju

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Facial expression recognition is becoming a hot topic due to its wide applications in computer vision research fields. Traditional methods adopt hand-crafted features combined with classifiers to achieve the recognition goal. However, the accuracy of these methods often relies heavily on the extracted features and the classifier’s parameters, and thus cannot get good result with unseen data. Recently, deep learning, which simulates the mechanism of human brain to interpret data, has shown remarkable results in visual object recognition. In this paper, we present a novel convolutional neural network which consists of local binary patterns and improved Inception-ResNet layers for automatic facial expression recognition. We apply the proposed method to three expression datasets, i.e., the Extended Cohn-kanade Dataset (CK+), the Japanese Female Expression Database (JAFFE), and the FER2013 Dataset. The experimental results demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of our proposed network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCSIP 2018: Cognitive Systems and Signal Processing
Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference, ICCSIP 2018, Beijing, China, November 29 - December 1, 2018, Revised Selected Papers, Part II
EditorsFuchun Sun, Huaping Liu, Dewen Hu
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-981-13-7985-7, 978-981-13-7986-4
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2019
EventInternational Conference on Cognitive Systems and Information Processing - Beijing, China
Duration: 24 Nov 201826 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and InformationScience
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceInternational Conference on Cognitive Systems and Information Processing
Abbreviated titleICCSIP 2018


  • facial expression recognition
  • deep learning
  • LBP
  • inception-ResNet layers


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