Towards a portable intelligent facial expression recognizer

Teik Toe Teoh, Yok Yen Nguwi, Siu Yeung Cho

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Facial expression recognition is a challenging task. A facial expression is formed by contracting or relaxing different facial muscles on human face which results in temporally deformed facial features like wide open mouth, raising eyebrows or etc. Such a system presents challenges. For instances, lighting condition is a very difficult problem to constraint and regulate. On the other hand, real-time processing is also a challenging problem since there are so many facial features to be extracted and processed and sometime conventional classifiers are not even effective to handle those features and then produce good classification performance. This paper discusses the issues on how the advanced feature selection techniques together with good classifiers can play a vital important role of real-time facial expression recognition. The content of this paper is a way to open-up a discussion about building a real-time system to read and respond to the emotions of people from facial expressions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-191
Number of pages11
JournalIntelligent Decision Technologies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Facial expression recognition
  • GINI feature selection
  • Gabor feature extraction
  • Naïve bayesian classifier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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