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Estimating human age automatically via facial image analysis has lots of potential real-world applications, such as human computer interaction and multimedia communication. However, it is still a challenging problem for the existing computer vision systems to automatically and effectively estimate human ages. The aging process is determined by not only the(More)
We investigate the biologically inspired features (BIF) for human age estimation from faces. As in previous bio-inspired models, a pyramid of Gabor filters are used at all positions of the input image for the S 1 units. But unlike previous models, we find that the pre-learned prototypes for the S 2 layer and then progressing to C 2 cannot work well for age(More)
A new scheme of learning similarity measure is proposed for content-based image retrieval (CBIR). It learns a boundary that separates the images in the database into two clusters. Images inside the boundary are ranked by their Euclidean distances to the query. The scheme is called constrained similarity measure (CSM), which not only takes into consideration(More)
Example-based learning for computer vision can be difficult when a large number of examples to represent each pattern or object class is not available. In such situations, learning from a small number of samples is of practical value. To study this issue, the task of face expression recognition with a small number of training images of each expression is(More)
Support vector machines (SVMs) have been recently proposed as a new learning algorithm for pattern recognition. In this paper, the SVMs with a binary tree recognition strategy are used to tackle the audio classification problem. We illustrate the potential of SVMs on a common audio database, which consists of 409 sounds of 16 classes. We compare the SVMs(More)
Human age estimation has recently become an active research topic in computer vision and pattern recognition, because of many potential applications in reality. In this paper we propose to use the kernel partial least squares (KPLS) regression for age estimation. The KPLS (or linear PLS) method has several advantages over previous approaches: (1) the KPLS(More)
Human age, as an important personal trait, can be directly inferred by distinct patterns emerging from the facial appearance. Derived from rapid advances in computer graphics and machine vision, computer-based age synthesis and estimation via faces have become particularly prevalent topics recently because of their explosively emerging real-world(More)
In this paper we study some problems related to human age estimation using a large database. First, we study the influence of gender on age estimation based on face representations that combine biologically-inspired features with manifold learning techniques. Second, we study age estimation using smaller gender and age groups rather than on all ages.(More)