"Facial Expression Recognition Based on Gabor Features and Sparse Representation" accepted by ICARCV2012

Facial Expression Recognition Based on Gabor Features and Sparse Representation
Weifeng Liu*, Caifeng Song, Yanjiang Wang, Lu Jia
In this paper, we present a facial expression recognition method based on Gabor feature and sparse representation. Sparse Representation based Classification (SRC) has been widely used in computer vision and pattern recognition. And Gabor filter banks can be used to approximately model the signal processing in visual primary cortex. We believe that the nature of the attractive performance of SRC and Gabor feature lies in that they both followed the natures of signal perception of retina and information processing of cortex in human vision. Therefore, we combined the Gabor feature and SRC for facial expression recognition. The comparison experiments of proposed Gabor+SRC algorithm and straightforward SRC application are conducted on JAFFE database. And the experimental results showed the attractive performance of the proposed Gabor+SRC method.