A novel multi-level pyramid co-variance operators for estimation of personality traits and job screening scores

Recently, automatic personality analysis is becoming an interesting topic for computer vision. Many attempts have been proposed to solve this problem using time-based sequence information. In this paper, we present a new framework for estimating the Big-Five personality traits and job candidate screening variable from video sequences. The framework consists of two parts: (1) the use of Pyramid Multi-level (PML) to extract raw facial textures at different scales and levels; (2) the extension of the Covariance Descriptor (COV) to fuse different local texture features of the face image such as Local Binary Patterns (LBP), Local Directional Pattern (LDP), Binarized Statistical Image Features (BSIF), and Local Phase Quantization (LPQ). Therefore, the COV descriptor uses the textures of PML face parts to generate rich low-level face features that are encoded using concatenation of all PML blocks in a feature vector. Finally, the entire video sequence is represented by aggregating these frame vectors and extracting the most relevant features. The exploratory results on the ChaLearn LAP APA2016 dataset compare well with state-of-the-art methods including deep learning-based methods.

Telli Hichem, Sbaa Salim, Bekhouche Salah Eddine, Dornaika Fadi, Taleb-Ahmed Abdelmalik, Bordallo López Miguel

A1 Journal article – refereed

Telli, H., Sbaa, S., Bekhouche, S.E., Dornaika, F., Taleb-Ahmed, A., López, M.B. (2021). A novel multi-level Pyramid Co-Variance operators for estimation of personality traits and job screening scores. Traitement du Signal, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 539-546. https://doi.org/10.18280/ts.380301

https://doi.org/10.18280/ts.380301 http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021100750158