Daily work log 11/1/16

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Couldn’t get OpenCV to install properly on my laptop so I asked the CS admins to create a cluster account for me. By sshing to the cluster I will be able to use OpenCV. Tomorrow I expect to get the facedetect sample to compile and run. From there I can start working on implementing the emotion code.

Update 10/28/16

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Currently still trying to compile the OpenCV facedetect.cpp file from the samples directory. I keep getting an error saying it cannot locate the libraries in the OpenCV.pc file. I am trying to get this resolved as soon as possible so I can use that program and begin working on the emotion detection portion of the project.

Project Topic

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Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is something that we as human beings have been doing since the beginning of time. We have also become masters at identifying a person’s mood or emotion simply by looking at their facial expression. Today, we have harnessed the powers of artificial intelligence and are now able to apply it to facial recognition software. This software usually consists of “faceprints” which are collections of data that contain certain features and dimensions of the face (length/width of nose, depth of eye socket, ect..). And with this software we are able to not only scan an image for a face, but we are able to determine the expression or emotion that the face is portraying.  This is where I want to focus my research. I want to study facial recognition and how the software is able to detect faces and their expressions to determine human emotions.