An Effective Combination of Textures and Wavelet Features for Facial Expression Recognition


  • S. M. Hassan Department of AI and Mathematical Sciences, SMI University, Pakistan
  • A. Alghamdi College of Computer Science and Information Systems, Najran University, Saudi Arabia
  • A. Hafeez Department of Software Engineering, SMI University, Pakistan
  • M. Hamdi College of Computer Science and Information Systems, Najran University, Saudi Arabia
  • I. Hussain Department of AI and Mathematical Sciences, SMI University, Pakistan
  • M. Alrizq College of Computer Science and Information Systems, Najran University, Saudi Arabia


In order to explore the accompanying examination goals for facial expression recognition, a proper combination of classification and adequate feature extraction is necessary. If inadequate features are used, even the best classifier could fail to achieve accurate recognition. In this paper, a new fusion technique for human facial expression recognition is used to accurately recognize human facial expressions. A combination of Discrete Wavelet Features (DWT), Local Binary Pattern (LBP), and Histogram of Gradients (HoG) feature extraction techniques was used to investigate six human emotions. K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN), Decision Tree (DT), Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP), and Random Forest (RF) were chosen for classification. These algorithms were implemented and tested on the Static Facial Expression in Wild (SWEW) dataset which consists of facial expressions of high accuracy. The proposed algorithm exhibited 87% accuracy which is higher than the accuracy of the individual algorithms.


ANN, FER, DWT, LBP, HOG, K-Nearest Neighbors


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S. M. Hassan, A. Alghamdi, A. Hafeez, M. Hamdi, I. Hussain, and M. Alrizq, “An Effective Combination of Textures and Wavelet Features for Facial Expression Recognition”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 7172–7176, Jun. 2021.


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