Combining appearance and geometric features for facial expression recognition

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This paper introduces a method for facial expression recognition combining appearance and geometric facial features. The proposed framework consistently combines multiple facial representations at both global and local levels. First, covariance descriptors are computed to represent regional features combining various feature information with a low dimensionality. Then geometric features are detected to provide a general facial movement description of the facial expression. These appearance and geometric features are combined to form a vector representation of the facial expression. The proposed method is tested on the CK+ database and shows encouraging performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE 9443
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015
EventSixth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing: ICGIP 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: 24 Oct 201426 Oct 2014


ConferenceSixth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing


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