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

TitleLike Father, Like Son: Facial Expression Dynamics for Kinship Verification
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDibeklioğlu, H, Salah, AA, Gevers, T
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Conference NameInternational Conference on Computer Vision
Pagination1497-1504
Date Published12/2013
Conference LocationSydney
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.