A Thermal Facial Emotion Database and Its Analysis

  • Hung Nguyen
  • Kazunori Kotani
  • Fan Chen
  • Bac Le
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8333)


In recent years, thermal image has extensively been used in many fields such as military (e.g., target acquisition, surveillance, night vision, homing and tracking) and civilian purposes (e.g., medical diagnosis, thermal efficiency analysis, environmental monitoring). It may be a promising alternative for investigation of facial expression and emotion. Currently there are very few database to support the research in facial expression and emotion, however most of them either only include posed thermal expression images or lack thermal information. For these reasons, we propose and establish a natural visible and thermal facial emotion database. The database contains seven spontaneous emotions of 26 subjects. We also analyze a visible database, a thermal database to recognize expression and thermal information to recognize emotion.


Facial expression analysis thermal image visible image spontaneous database facial emotion KTFE database 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hung Nguyen
    • 1
  • Kazunori Kotani
    • 1
  • Fan Chen
    • 1
  • Bac Le
    • 2
  1. 1.Japan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyNomiJapan
  2. 2.University of Science, Ho Chi Minh cityHo Chi Minh cityVietnam

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