Facial Emotion Recognition Using Transfer Learning of AlexNet


Raja Sekaran, Sarmela and Lee, Chin Poo and Lim, Kian Ming (2021) Facial Emotion Recognition Using Transfer Learning of AlexNet. In: 2021 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICoICT), 3-5 Aug. 2021, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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In recent years, facial emotion recognition (FER) has become a prevalent research topic as it can be applied in various areas. The existing FER approaches include handcrafted feature-based methods (HCF) and deep learning methods (DL). HCF methods rely on how good the manual feature extractor can perform. The manually extracted features may be exposed to bias as it depends on the researcher’s prior knowledge of the domain. In contrast, DL methods, especially Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), are good at performing image classification. The downfall of DL methods is that they require extensive data to train and perform recognition efficiently. Hence, we propose a deep learning method based on transfer learning of pre-trained AlexNet architecture for FER. We perform full model finetuning on the Alexnet, which was previously trained on the Imagenet dataset, using emotion datasets. The proposed model is trained and tested on two widely used facial expression datasets, namely extended Cohn-Kanade (CK+) dataset and FER dataset. The proposed framework outperforms the existing state-of-the-art methods in facial emotion recognition by achieving the accuracy of 99.44% and 70.52% for the CK+ dataset and the FER dataset.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human face recognition (Computer science), Facial emotion recognition, facial expression
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1501-1820 Applied optics. Photonics
Divisions: Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2021 07:03
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 07:03
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/9764


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