Emotion recognition in the wild challenge 2014: baseline, data and protocol

Abhinav Dhall, Roland Goecke, Jyoti Joshi, Karan Sikka, Tom Gedeon

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The Second Emotion Recognition In The Wild Challenge (EmotiW) 2014 consists of an audio-video based emotion classification challenge, which mimics the real-world conditions. Traditionally, emotion recognition has been performed on data captured in constrained lab-controlled like environment. While this data was a good starting point, such lab controlled data poorly represents the environment and conditions faced in real-world situations. With the exponential increase in the number of video clips being uploaded online, it is worthwhile to explore the performance of emotion recognition methods that work ìn the wild'. The goal of this Grand Challenge is to carry forward the common platform defined during EmotiW 2013, for evaluation of emotion recognition methods in real-world conditions. The database in the 2014 challenge is the Acted Facial Expression In Wild (AFEW) 4.0, which has been collected from movies showing close-to-real-world conditions. The paper describes the data partitions, the baseline method and the experimental protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
EditorsOya Aran, Louis-Philippe Morency, Philip R. Cohen
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450328852
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventMultimodal Learning Analytics Workshop and Grand Challenges 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 12 Nov 201412 Nov 2014
Conference number: 3rd


WorkshopMultimodal Learning Analytics Workshop and Grand Challenges 2014
Abbreviated titleMLA 2014
OtherEvent = 16th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Nov 12 2014 → Nov 16 2014

Proceedings title = ICMI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
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  • Audio-video data corpus
  • Emotion recognition in the wild
  • EmotiW challenge

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