A joint learning approach for cross domain age estimation

Binod Bhattarai, Gaurav Sharma, Alexis Lechervy, Frédéric Jurie

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We propose a novel joint learning method for cross domain age estimation, a domain adaptation problem. The proposed method learns a low dimensional projection along with a re-gressor, in the projection space, in a joint framework. The projection aligns the features from two different domains, i.e. source and target, to the same space, while the regressor predicts the age from the domain aligned features. After this alignment, a regressor trained with only a few examples from the target domain, along with more examples from the source domain, can predict very well the ages of the target domain face images. We provide empirical validation on the largest publicly available dataset for age estimation i.e. MORPH-II. The proposed method improves performance over several strong baselines and the current state-of-the-art methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
PublisherIEEE Explore
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

IEEE ICASSP (Best Student Paper of Image, Video, and Signal Processing)

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