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Human Age Estimation by Considering both the Ordinality and Similarity of Ages

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Human Age Estimation by Considering both the Ordinality and Similarity of Ages
The age sequence of human beings exhibits two striking characteristics: ordinal in age values and similar in facial appearance of neighboring ages. Although it has been demonstrated that such ordinality especially the neighboring similarity has positive influence on age estimation, existing approaches have yet not simultaneously taken the two types of information into the estimation. In this paper to conduct age estimation with considering both the ordinality and the neighbor similarity which we call soft-age-contribution (SAC), we take the widely used discriminant method LDA and the least squares regression (LS) as the research baseline, respectively. Firstly, we construct inequality-based large margin ordinal constraints and equality-based ordinal regression constraints and, respectively, incorporate them into LDA and LS to develop their respective ordinal counterpart, coined as OrLDA and OrLS. Next, in order to utilize the SAC information, we formulate two types of membership func...
Qing Tian, Hui Xue, Lishan Qiao
Added 08 Apr 2016
Updated 08 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where NPL
Authors Qing Tian, Hui Xue, Lishan Qiao
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