Latent Facial Topics for affect analysis

Prasanth Lade Vineeth N Balasubramanian Sethuraman Panchanathan
Abstract: Recent years have seen a growing need in the affective computing community to understand an emotion space beyond the seven basic expressions, leading to explorations of an emotion space continuum spanned by dimensions such as valence and arousal. While there has been substantial research in the identification of facial Action Units as building blocks for the basic expressions, there is a new need to discover fine-grained facial descriptors that can explain the variations in the continuum of emotions. We propose a ...