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Learning discriminative features from RGB-D images for gender and ethnicity identification

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Safaa Azzakhnini, Lahoucine Ballihi, Driss Aboutajdine

Mohammed V University in Rabat, LRIT-CNRST URAC 29, Faculty of Sciences, B. P. 1014 Rabat, Morocco

J. Electron. Imaging. 25(6), 061625 (Dec 22, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.25.6.061625
History: Received April 30, 2016; Accepted November 21, 2016
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Abstract.  The development of sophisticated sensor technologies gave rise to an interesting variety of data. With the appearance of affordable devices, such as the Microsoft Kinect, depth-maps and three-dimensional data became easily accessible. This attracted many computer vision researchers seeking to exploit this information in classification and recognition tasks. In this work, the problem of face classification in the context of RGB images and depth information (RGB-D images) is addressed. The purpose of this paper is to study and compare some popular techniques for gender recognition and ethnicity classification to understand how much depth data can improve the quality of recognition. Furthermore, we investigate which combination of face descriptors, feature selection methods, and learning techniques is best suited to better exploit RGB-D images. The experimental results show that depth data improve the recognition accuracy for gender and ethnicity classification applications in many use cases.

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Safaa Azzakhnini ; Lahoucine Ballihi and Driss Aboutajdine
"Learning discriminative features from RGB-D images for gender and ethnicity identification", J. Electron. Imaging. 25(6), 061625 (Dec 22, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.25.6.061625


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