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The Japanese Female Facial Expression (JAFFE) Database

Lyons, Michael; Kamachi, Miyuki; Gyoba, Jiro

The database contains 213 images of 7 facial expressions (6 basic facial expressions + 1 neutral) posed by 10 Japanese female models. Each image has been rated on 6 emotion adjectives by 60 Japanese subjects. The database was planned and assembled by Michael Lyons, Miyuki Kamachi, and Jiro Gyoba.

The JAFFE images may be used for non-commercial scientific research with the non-negotiable condition that the source of the images be acknowledged as a citation in any publication resulting from the use of the images. The images are described in the following article: 

Michael J. Lyons, Shigeru Akamatsu, Miyuki Kamachi, Jiro Gyoba.
Coding Facial Expressions with Gabor Wavelets, 3rd IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, pp. 200-205 (1998).
http://doi.org/10.1109/AFGR.1998.670949
Open access content available at: https://zenodo.org/record/3430156

Images are 256x256 gray level, in .tiff format, with no compression. Semantic ratings data on emotion adjectives, averaged over 60 subjects, are provided in the text file A_README_FIRST.txt. For further information on this data, please see the publication listed above.

Please get in touch beforehand concerning use of the images not covered by the conditions stated above.
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  • Michael J. Lyons, Shigeru Akamatsu, Miyuki Kamachi, Jiro Gyoba. Coding Facial Expressions with Gabor Wavelets, 3rd IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, pp. 200-205 (1998). http://doi.org/10.1109/AFGR.1998.670949 Open access content available at: https://zenodo.org/record/3430156

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