DTTM: A Discriminative Temporal Topic Model for Facial Expression Recognition

  • Lifeng Shang
  • Kwok-Ping Chan
  • Guodong Pan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6938)


This paper presents a discriminative temporal topic model (DTTM) for facial expression recognition. Our DTTM is developed by introducing temporal and categorical information into Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) topic model. Temporal information is integrated by placing an asymmetric Dirichlet prior over document-topic distributions. The discriminative ability is improved by a supervised term weighting scheme. We describe the resulting DTTM in detail and show how it can be applied to facial expression recognition. Experiments on CMU expression database illustrate that the proposed DTTM is very effective in facial expression recognition.


Facial Expression Topic Model Latent Dirichlet Allocation Facial Expression Recognition Active Appearance Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lifeng Shang
    • 1
  • Kwok-Ping Chan
    • 1
  • Guodong Pan
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong

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