The properties of DaFEx, a database of kinetic facial expressions

Alberto Battocchi, Fabio Pianesi, Dina Goren-Bar

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Abstract

In this paper we present an evaluation study for DaFEx (Database of Facial Expressions), a database created with the purpose of providing a benchmark for the evaluation of the facial expressivity of Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs). DaPEx consists of 1008 short videos containing emotional facial expressions of the 6 Ekman's emotions plus the neutral expression. The facial expressions were recorded by 8 professional actors (male and female) in two acting conditions ("utterance" and "non utterance") and at 3 intensity levels (high, medium, low). The properties of DaFEx were studied by having 80 subjects classify the emotion expressed in the videos. We tested the effect of the intensity level, of the articulatory movements due to speech, and of the actors' and subjects' gender, on classification accuracy. We also studied the way error distribute across confusion classes. The results are summarized in this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAffective Computing and Intelligent Interaction - First International Conference, ACII 2005, Proceedings
Pages558-565
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on ffective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2005 - Beijing, China
Duration: 22 Oct 200524 Oct 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3784 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on ffective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2005
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period22/10/0524/10/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)

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