Use of septum as reference point in a neurophysiologic approach to facial expression recognition

Igor Stankovic, Montri Karnjanadecha
2013 Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology (SJST)  
Studies of basic facial expression recognition have always shown different recognition rates for different emotionalexpressions. Happiness and surprise detection easily exceed 90% recognition rates, while other basic emotions (i.e. sadness,anger, fear, and disgust) produce much lower rates. In this paper we present a simple approach for reducing this gap,increasing the recognition rates for the other four basic emotions, based on more closely analyzing the displacements ofextracted facial
more » ... rks. With the use of a reference point in all the image sequences that represent an emotional expression,calculations become more resistant to head movement errors, thereby reducing recognition errors. Also, emotions areexpressed differently across time so, besides first and peak frames, we also analyze the frames one third and two thirds alongeach image sequence. Our results show great improvements in recognition, yielding total accuracies of 96.8%, and loweringthe recognition gap between facial expressions.
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