Title: An effective facial expression recognition approach for intelligent game systems

Authors: Nhan Thi Cao; An Hoa Ton-That; Hyung-Il Choi

Addresses: School of Media, Soongsil University, 511, Sangdo-Dong, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul, 156-743, Korea ' University of Information Technology, Vietnam National University, Km 20, Hanoi Highway, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ' School of Media, Soongsil University, 511, Sangdo-Dong, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul, 156-743, Korea

Abstract: This paper presents a novel facial expression recognition approach based on an improved model of completed local binary pattern and support vector machine classification to propose a method for applying to intelligence game applications as well as intelligence communication systems. The capturing emotion of players can be applied in interactive games with various purposes, such as transferring player's emotions to his or her avatar, or activating suitable action to communicate with players in order to obtain positive attitude of the players in educational games. Our experiments on two databases included JAFFE (213 images) and CK (2040 images) databases show the effectiveness of the proposed method in comparison with some other methods. The accuracy recognition rate of JAFFE database is 96.28% and CK database is 99.85%. The advantage of this technique is simple, fast and high accuracy.

Keywords: facial expression recognition; completed local binary pattern; CLBP; intelligence game systems; support vector machines; SVM; intelligent gaming; biometrics; emotion capture; interactive games; player emotions; avatars; positive attitudes; educational games.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCVR.2016.077353

International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics, 2016 Vol.6 No.3, pp.223 - 234

Received: 31 Jul 2014
Accepted: 16 Jan 2015

Published online: 27 Mar 2016 *

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