Gender Recognition Using Cognitive Modeling

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    In this work, we use cognitive modeling to estimate the ”gender strength” of frontal faces, a continuous class variable, superseding the traditional binary class labeling. To incorporate this continuous variable we suggest a novel linear gender classification algorithm, the Gender Strength 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. Also the human performance of known data sets is reported, and surprisingly it seems to be quite a hard task for humans. Finally our results are reproduced on a data set of above 40,000 public Danish LinkedIN profile pictures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2012 : Workshops and Demonstrations, Part II
    Publication date2012
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-33867-0
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-33868-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event12th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2012) - Florence, Italy
    Duration: 7 Oct 201213 Oct 2012


    Conference12th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2012)
    Internet address
    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


    • Gender recognition
    • Linear Discriminant Analysis
    • Support Vector Machines
    • Cognitive Modeling
    • Linear Regression

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    Fagertun, J., Andersen, T., & Paulsen, R. R. (2012). Gender Recognition Using Cognitive Modeling. In Computer Vision – ECCV 2012: Workshops and Demonstrations, Part II (pp. 300-308). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 7584