3D gender recognition using cognitive modeling

Jens Fagertun, Tobias Andersen, Thomas Hansen, Rasmus Reinhold Paulsen

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We use 3D scans of human faces and cognitive modeling to estimate the “gender strength”. The “gender strength” is a continuous class variable of the gender, superseding the traditional binary class labeling. To visualize some of the visual trends humans use when performing gender classification, we use linear regression. In addition, we use the gender strength to construct a smaller but refined training set, by identifying and removing ill-defined training examples. We use this refined training set to improve the performance of known classification algorithms. Results are presented using a 5-fold cross-validation scheme and also reproduced using an unseen data set.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF)
Number of pages4
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4987-1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF) - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 Apr 20135 Apr 2013


Workshop2013 International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF)
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