Human Gender Prediction on Facial Mobil Images using Convolutional Neural Networks

Mehmet Hacibeyoglu, Mohammed Hussein Ibrahim

Abstract

The interest in automatic gender classification has increased rapidly, especially with the growth of online social networking platforms, social media applications, and commercial applications. Most of the images shared on these platforms are taken by mobile phone with different expressions, different angles and low resolution. In recent years, convolutional neural networks have become the most powerful method for image classification. Many researchers have shown that convolutional neural networks can achieve better performance by 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 gender classification system from facial images taken by mobile phone using convolutional neural networks. The proposed convolutional neural networks have a simple network architecture with appropriate parameters can be used when rapid training is needed with the amount of limited training data. In the experimental study, the Adience benchmark dataset was used with 17492 different images with different gender and ages. The classification process was carried out by 10-fold cross validation. According the experimental results, the proposed convolutional neural networks predicted the gender of the images 98.8% correctly for training and 89.1% for testing.

Keywords

Convolutional neural networks; deep learning; facial mobile images; gender classification

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