Predicting Similarity Ratings to Faces using Physical Descriptions

  title={Predicting Similarity Ratings to Faces using Physical Descriptions},
  author={Mark Steyvers and Thomas A. Busey},
A perceptually-grounded, nonmetric feature mapping model is introduced. This model explicitly relates similarity ratings from a facial comparison experiment to various primitive, physically derived facial features such as Gabor jets, principal components and geometric features. In this approach, abstract features are formed that combine and weight information from the primitive facial features. The abstract features form the basis for predicting the similarity ratings for faces. We show how… CONTINUE READING


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