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Measuring level of cuteness of baby images: a supervised learning scheme
P. Makula, A. Kumar,
Published in Springer New York LLC
Volume: 77
Issue: 13
Pages: 16867 - 16885
The attractiveness of a baby face image depends on the perception of the perceiver. However, several recent studies advocate the idea that human perceptual analysis can be approximated by statistical models. We believe that the cuteness of baby faces depends on the low level facial features extracted from different parts (e.g., mouth, eyes, nose) of the faces. In this paper, we introduce a new problem of classifying baby face images based on their cuteness level using supervised learning techniques. The proposed learning model finds the potential of a deep learning technique in measuring the level of cuteness of baby faces. Since no datasets are available to validate the proposed technique, we construct a dataset of images of baby faces, downloaded from the internet. The dataset consists of several challenges like different view-point, orientation, lighting condition, contrast and background. We annotate the data using some well-known statistical tools inherited from Reliability theory. The experiments are conducted with some well-known image features like Speeded Up Robust Feature (SURF), Histogram of Oriented Gradient (HOG), Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) on Gradient and CNN on Laplacian, and the results are presented and discussed. © 2017, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
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