Constructing Facial Expression Log from Video Sequences using Face Quality Assessment

Mohammad A. Haque, Kamal Nasrollahi, Thomas B. Moeslund


Facial expression logs from long video sequences effectively provide the opportunity to analyse facial expression changes for medical diagnosis, behaviour analysis, and smart home management. Generating facial expression log involves expression recognition from each frame of a video. However, expression recognition performance greatly depends on the quality of the face image in the video. When a facial video is captured, it can be subjected to problems like low resolution, pose variation, low brightness, and motion blur. Thus, this paper proposes a system for constructing facial expression log by employing a face quality assessment method and investigates its influence on the representations of facial expression logs of long video sequences. A framework is defined to incorporate face quality assessment with facial expression recognition and logging system. While assessing the face quality a face-completeness metric is used along with some other state-of-the-art metrics. Instead of discarding all of the low quality faces from a video sequence, a windowing approach has been applied to select best quality faces in regular intervals. Experimental results show a good agreement between the expression logs generated from all face frames and the expression logs generated by selecting best faces in regular intervals.


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Paper Citation

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A. Haque M., Nasrollahi K. and B. Moeslund T. (2014). Constructing Facial Expression Log from Video Sequences using Face Quality Assessment . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-004-8, pages 517-525. DOI: 10.5220/0004730105170525

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author={Mohammad A. Haque and Kamal Nasrollahi and Thomas B. Moeslund},
title={Constructing Facial Expression Log from Video Sequences using Face Quality Assessment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014)
TI - Constructing Facial Expression Log from Video Sequences using Face Quality Assessment
SN - 978-989-758-004-8
AU - A. Haque M.
AU - Nasrollahi K.
AU - B. Moeslund T.
PY - 2014
SP - 517
EP - 525
DO - 10.5220/0004730105170525