FaceXpress : an integrated software suite for facial emotion stimulus manipulation and facial measurement

Byrne, Thomas, Henskens, Frans, Johnston, Pat, & Katsikitis, Mary (2003) FaceXpress : an integrated software suite for facial emotion stimulus manipulation and facial measurement. Methods of Psychological Resarch, 8(3), pp. 97-111.

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Abstract

The characterisation of facial expression through landmark-based analysis methods such as FACEM (Pilowsky & Katsikitis, 1994) has a variety of uses in psychiatric and psychological research. In these systems, important structural relationships are extracted from images of facial expressions by the analysis of a pre-defined set of feature points. These relationship measures may then be used, for instance, to assess the degree of variability and similarity between different facial expressions of emotion. FaceXpress is a multimedia software suite that provides a generalised workbench for landmark-based facial emotion analysis and stimulus manipulation. It is a flexible tool that is designed to be specialised at runtime by the user. While FaceXpress has been used to implement the FACEM process, it can also be configured to support any other similar, arbitrary system for quantifying human facial emotion. FaceXpress also implements an integrated set of image processing tools and specialised tools for facial expression stimulus production including facial morphing routines and the generation of expression-representative line drawings from photographs.

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ID Code: 81256
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: facial emotion, facial measurement, stimulus production
ISSN: 1432-8534
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sensory Processes Perception and Performance (170112)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2015 23:03
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 23:03

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