Improving Gender Classification Accuracy in the Wild

  • Modesto Castrillón-Santana
  • Javier Lorenzo-Navarro
  • Enrique Ramón-Balmaseda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8259)


In this paper, we focus on gender recognition in challenging large scale scenarios. Firstly, we review the literature results achieved for the problem in large datasets, and select the currently hardest dataset: The Images of Groups. Secondly, we study the extraction of features from the face and its local context to improve the recognition accuracy. Different descriptors, resolutions and classifiers are studied, overcoming previous literature results, reaching an accuracy of 89.8%.


gender recognition local context head and shoulders LBP HOG in the wild 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Modesto Castrillón-Santana
    • 1
  • Javier Lorenzo-Navarro
    • 1
  • Enrique Ramón-Balmaseda
    • 1
  1. 1.SIANI Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain

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