Matthias Wimmer, Christoph Mayer, Martin Eggers, and Bernd Radig. Are You Happy with Your First Name?. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Emotion and Computing: Current Research and Future Impact, pages 23–29, Kaiserslautern, Germany, September 2008.



Psychological and sociological insight is often based on manually evaluating data, which this is a laborious and time-consuming task. Inspecting data, such as images, by computer systems provides the opportunity to consider much more information. This paper presents a system, that is able to automatically analyze images with human faces robustly and accurately and infer useful information. As an example, we conducted a large-scale survey on a huge data set of images collected from the Internet. This experiment aims at determining a relationship between people's first names and their magnitude of smile visible in the images.

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