Publication detailsAl Moubayed, N., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., McKay, A. & Vinciarelli, A. (2014), Face-Based Automatic Personality Perception, MM '14 22nd ACM international conference on Multimedia - MM '14. Orlando, Florida, USA, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, NY, USA, 1153-1156.
- Publication type: Conference Paper
- ISSN/ISBN: 9781450330633 (print)
- DOI: 10.1145/2647868.2655014
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Author(s) from Durham
Automatic Personality Perception is the task of automatically predicting the personality traits people attribute to others. This work presents experiments where such a task is performed by mapping facial appearance into the Big-Five personality traits, namely Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. The experiments are performed over the pictures of the FERET corpus, originally collected for biometrics purposes, for a total of 829 individuals. The results show that it is possible to automatically predict whether a person is perceived to be above or below median with an accuracy close to 70 percent (depending on the trait).