Facial Emotion Recognition with Sparse Coding Descriptor

  • Aliyu S. Nuhu
  • Emmanuel K. Akut
  • Kishak Z. Cinfwat
  • Patrick. N. Julius
  • Maryam L. Imam
  • Solomon I. Momoh
  • Felix I. Egbujo
  • Danjuma D. Dajab


With the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic ravaging the world, all sectors of life were affected including education. This led to many schools taking distance learning through the use of computer as a safer option. Facial emotion means a lot to teacher’s assessment of his performance and relation to his students. Researchers has been working on improving the face monitoring and human machine interface. In this paper we presented different types of face recognition methods which include: Principal component analysis (PCA); Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF); Local binary pattern (LBP); Gray-Level Co-occurrence Matrix (GLCM) and also the group sparse coding (GSC) and come up with the fusion of LBP, PCA, SURF GLCM with GSC. Linear Kernel Support Vector Machine (LSVM) Classifier out-performed Polynomial, RBF and Sigmoid kernels SVM in the emotion classification. Results obtained from experiments indicated that, the new fusion method is capable of differentiating different types of face emotions with higher accuracy compare with the state-of-the-art methods currently available.


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