Like Father, Like Son: Facial Expression Dynamics for Kinship Verification

Hamdi Dibeklioglu, Albert Ali Salah, Theo Gevers; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013, pp. 1497-1504

Abstract


Kinship verification from facial appearance is a difficult problem. This paper explores the possibility of employing facial expression dynamics in this problem. By using features that describe facial dynamics and spatio-temporal appearance over smile expressions, we show that it is possible to improve the state of the art in this problem, and verify that it is indeed possible to recognize kinship by resemblance of facial expressions. The proposed method is tested on different kin relationships. On the average, 72.89% verification accuracy is achieved on spontaneous smiles.

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@InProceedings{Dibeklioglu_2013_ICCV,
author = {Dibeklioglu, Hamdi and Ali Salah, Albert and Gevers, Theo},
title = {Like Father, Like Son: Facial Expression Dynamics for Kinship Verification},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2013}
}