Estimation of Semantic Impressions from Portraits

Mari MIYATA, Kiyoharu AIZAWA
2021 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
In this paper, we present a novel portrait impression estimation method using nine pairs of semantic impression words: bitter-majestic, clear-pure, elegant-mysterious, gorgeous-mature, modernintellectual, natural-mild, sporty-agile, sweet-sunny, and vivid-dynamic. In the first part of the study, we analyzed the relationship between the facial features in deformed portraits and the nine semantic impression word pairs over a large dataset, which we collected by a crowdsourcing process. In the
more » ... process. In the second part, we leveraged the knowledge from the results of the analysis to develop a ranking network trained on the collected data and designed to estimate the semantic impression associated with a portrait. Our network demonstrated superior performance in impression estimation compared with current state-of-the-art methods.
doi:10.1587/transinf.2020edp7140 fatcat:z7xtllxlsfebnd5a742yfc43em