Human Age Estimation from Facial Images Using Artificial Neural Network

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Introduction
Face Images convey a significant amount of knowledge including information about identity, emotional state, ethnic origin, gender, age, and head orientation of a person shown in face image. This type of information plays a significant role during face-to-face communication between humans [1]. Above prospects of facial images can be used in emerging branch of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Human age has following characteristics: Aging is uncontrollable process: Aging cannot be delayed or advanced at will. It is slow and irreversible process. Personal Age Patterns: The aging factor of a person is defined by his genetic structure as well as external factors like health, lifestyle, weather conditions, ethnicity, etc. Aging
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Introduction
Face Images convey a significant amount of knowledge including information about identity, emotional state, ethnic origin, gender, age, and head orientation of a person shown in face image. This type of information plays a significant role during face-to-face communication between humans [1]. Above prospects of facial images can be used in emerging branch of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Human age has following characteristics: Aging is uncontrollable process: Aging cannot be delayed or advanced at will. It is slow and irreversible process. Personal Age Patterns: The aging factor of a person is defined by his genetic structure as well as external factors like health, lifestyle, weather conditions, ethnicity, etc. Aging Pattern is temporal data: Age and face patterns are vary with time. Age pattern at an instance affects all future patterns [2].
Thus, automatic age estimation, being an important technique in real world applications, has become difficult due to these characteristics. Not only these factors but sex of the person also plays a vital role in this process. For this process we need a collection sufficient data of images for training purpose which is partly eased due to public availability of aging database FG-NET which contains the necessary features in co-ordinate form and the age of that individual. The age range covered in this database is 0-69. Fortunately, a “complete” aging face database is unnecessary since human beings also learn to