Aesthetics and emotions in images

Dhiraj Joshi, Ritendra Datta, Elena Fedorovskaya, Quang Tuan Luong, James Z. Wang, Jia Li, Jiebo Luo

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In this tutorial, we define and discuss key aspects of the problem of computational inference of aesthetics and emotion from images. We begin with a background discussion on philosophy, photography, paintings, visual arts, and psychology. This is followed by introduction of a set of key computational problems that the research community has been striving to solve and the computational framework required for solving them. We also describe data sets available for performing assessment and outline several real-world applications where research in this domain can be employed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5999579
Pages (from-to)94-115
Number of pages22
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Magazine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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