Facial expression recognition based on diffeomorphic matching
ABSTRACT This paper presents a new framework for facial expression recognition based on diffeomorphic matching. First landmarks are selected based on a manual or automatic method. All of the landmarks from different images are registered to a reference landmark set using a rigid registration algorithm. The pair-wise geodesic distance between all sets of landmarks are then computed using diffeomorphic matching. Finally, a K-Nearest Neighbor classifier (KNN) is used to classify a query image using the geodesic distances. Both the classification and classical MultiDimensional Scaling results show that geodesic distance is more effective than Euclidean distance on capturing the face shape variation.