Dr Roland Goecke
Acted Facial Expressions in the Wild (AFEW) is a dynamic temporal facial expressions data corpus consisting of close to real world environment extracted from movies. It has been developed by selecting frames from AFEW.
Quality data recorded in varied realistic environments is vital for effective human face related research. Currently available datasets for human facial expression analysis have been generated in highly controlled lab environments.
We present a new static facial expression database Static Facial Expressions in the Wild (SFEW) extracted from a temporal facial expressions database Acted Facial Expressions in the Wild (AFEW), which we have extracted from movies. In the past, many robust methods have been reported in the literature. However, these methods have been experimented on different databases or using different protocols within the same databases. The lack of a standard protocol makes it difficult to compare systems and acts as a hindrance in the progress of the field.