Facial expression based automatic album creation

Abhinav Dhall, Akshay Asthana, Roland Goecke

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With simple cost effective imaging solutions being widely available these days, there has been an enormous rise in the number of images consumers have been taking. Due to this increase, searching, browsing and managing images in multi-media systems has become more complex. One solution to this problem is to divide images into albums for meaningful and effective browsing. We propose a novel automated, expression driven image album creation for consumer image management systems. The system groups images with faces having similar expressions into albums. Facial expressions of the subjects are grouped into albums by the Structural Similarity Index measure, which is based on the theory on how easily the human visual system can extract the shape information of a scene. We also propose a search by similar expression, in which the user can create albums by providing example facial expression images. A qualitative analysis of the performance of the system is presented on the basis of a user study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeural Information Processing
Subtitle of host publicationModels and Applications - 17th International Conference, ICONIP 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Neural Information Processing 2010 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 22 Nov 201025 Nov 2010
Conference number: 17th
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-17537-4 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6444 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Neural Information Processing 2010
Abbreviated titleICONIP 2010
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  • Active Appearance Model
  • Automatic album creation
  • Facial expression analysis
  • Image clustering
  • Structural Similarity Index

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