3D facial expression recognition via multiple kernel learning of multi-scale local normal patterns

H. Li, L. Chen, D. Huang, Y. Wang, J.M. Morvan
21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Tsukuba Science City Japan, pp. 2577-2580, (2012)

3D facial expression recognition via multiple kernel learning of multi-scale local normal patterns

Keywords

3D facial expression

Abstract

​In this paper, we propose a fully automatic approach for person-independent 3D facial expression recognition. In order to extract discriminative expression features, each aligned 3D facial surface is compactly represented as multiple global histograms of local normal patterns from multiple normal components and multiple binary encoding scales, namely Multi-Scale Local Normal Patterns (MS-LNPs). 3D facial expression recognition is finally carried out by modeling multiple kernel learning (MKL) to efficiently embed and combine these histogram based features. By using the SimpleMKL algorithm with the chi-square kernel, we achieved an average recognition rate of 80.14% based on a fair experimental setup. To the best of our knowledge, our method outperforms most of the state-of-the-art ones.

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ISSN: 1051-4651

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