Human facial expression recognition using a 3D morphable model

S. Ramanathan, Ashraf Kassim, Y. V. Venkatesh, Wu Sin Wah

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Abstract

We propose a novel approach to the detection and classification of human facial expressions using a morphable 3D model. We acquire the various expressions of an individual using a face scanner that produces textured 3D meshes using stereoscopic reconstruction. A Morphable Expression Model (MEM), that incorporates emotion-dependentface variations in terms of morphing parameters, is then computed by establishing correspondence among the emotive faces. These morphing parameters are used for emotion recognition and classification. We demonstrate that the different facial expressions correspond to distinct clusters in the expression space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2006 - Proceedings
EditorsMonson Hayes
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages661-664
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424404810
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2006 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 8 Oct 200611 Oct 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period8/10/0611/10/06

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