Human Gender Prediction on Facial Images Taken by Mobile Phone using Convolutional Neural Networks
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The interest in automatic gender classification has increased rapidly, especially with the growth of online social networkingplatforms, social media applications, and commercial applications. Most of the images shared on these platforms are taken by mobile phonewith different expressions, different angles and low resolution. In recent years, convolutional neural networks have become the mostpowerful method for image classification. Many researchers have shown that convolutional neural networks can achieve better performanceby modifying different network layers of network architecture. Moreover, the selection of the appropriate activation function of neurons,optimizer and the loss function directly affects the performance of the convolutional neural networks. In this study, we propose a genderclassification system from facial images taken by mobile phone using convolutional neural networks. The proposed convolutional neuralnetworks have a simple network architecture with appropriate parameters can be used when rapid training is needed with the amount oflimited training data. In the experimental study, the Adience benchmark dataset was used with 17492 different images with different genderand ages. The classification process was carried out by 10-fold cross validation. According the experimental results, the proposedconvolutional neural networks predicted the gender of the images 98.87% correctly for training and 89.13% for testing.
SourceInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering