Face Emotion Recognition Based on Machine Learning: A Review

  • Adnan Mohsin Abdulazeez Technical Informatics., College of Akre, Duhok Polytechnic University, Duhok, Iraq
  • Zainab Salih Ageed College of Science, Computer Science Dept., Nawroz University, Duhok, Iraq
Keywords: Technology, Information System, Computer Science


Computers can now detect, understand, and evaluate emotions thanks to recent developments in machine learning and information fusion. Researchers across various sectors are increasingly intrigued by emotion identification, utilizing facial expressions, words, body language, and posture as means of discerning an individual's emotions. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of the first three methods may be limited, as individuals can consciously or unconsciously suppress their true feelings. This article explores various feature extraction techniques, encompassing the development of machine learning classifiers like k-nearest neighbour, naive Bayesian, support vector machine, and random forest, in accordance with the established standard for emotion recognition. The paper has three primary objectives: firstly, to offer a comprehensive overview of effective computing by outlining essential theoretical concepts; secondly, to describe in detail the state-of-the-art in emotion recognition at the moment; and thirdly, to highlight important findings and conclusions from the literature, with an emphasis on important obstacles and possible future paths, especially in the creation of state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms for the identification of emotions.

How to Cite
A. M. Abdulazeez and Z. S. Ageed, “Face Emotion Recognition Based on Machine Learning: A Review”, INJIISCOM, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 53-87, Mar. 2024.