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Recognizing Human Facial Expressions From Long Image Sequences Using Optical Flow
June 1996 (vol. 18 no. 6)
pp. 636-642

Abstract—An approach to the analysis and representation of facial dynamics for recognition of facial expressions from image sequences is presented. The algorithms utilize optical flow computation to identify the direction of rigid and nonrigid motions that are caused by human facial expressions. A mid-level symbolic representation motivated by psychological considerations is developed. Recognition of six facial expressions, as well as eye blinking, is demonstrated on a large set of image sequences.

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Index Terms:
Face expression recognition, non-rigis motion analysis, optical flow, tracking.
Citation:
Yaser Yacoob, Larry S. Davis, "Recognizing Human Facial Expressions From Long Image Sequences Using Optical Flow," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 636-642, June 1996, doi:10.1109/34.506414
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