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Mona Lisa 'happy', computer finds



    It concluded that the subject was 83% happy, 9% disgusted, 6% fearful and 2% angry, New Scientist magazine was told.

    The computer rated features such as the curvature of the lips and crinkles around the eyes.

    The program, developed with researchers at the University of Illinois, US, draws on a database of young female faces to derive an average "neutral" expression.


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I think I read in school that Mona Lisa's facial expressions are actually a composite of all the facial expressions she had during all of the seperate sittings it took to paint her, and that's why her smile is so peculiar.

I read that story about the "emotion recognition" software, but I cant imagine it's findings on Mona Lisa are accurate since the computer was designed to scan & detect the emotion on one face, not a face that probably took weeks or months to put together.

But then again, what do I know?



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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    I think I read in school that Mona Lisa's facial expressions are actually a composite of all the facial expressions she had during all of the seperate sittings it took to paint her, and that's why her smile is so peculiar.

    I read that story about the "emotion recognition" software, but I cant imagine it's findings on Mona Lisa are accurate since the computer was designed to scan & detect the emotion on one face, not a face that probably took weeks or months to put together.

    But then again, what do I know?


Or maybe the computer is incredibly accurate. If her expression is actually a composite of all the expressions she had while sitting for her portrait, then perhaps that accounts for why she's 83% happy (because the most famous artist in Italy is painting her portrait), 9% disgusted (because he's taking so long, and maybe he's got a piece of his lunch stuck in his beard), 6% fearful (because he's a little eccentric and she doesn't know how to take him) and 2% angry (because he's such a demanding perfectionist!).

(edited by Stilton on 17.12.05 1027)


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