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facial expression

An appearance of the face conveying emotion or reaction. The human face has a great store and variety of expressions. Expressions may convey different meanings in different cultures. Also, certain disease states (e.g., schizophrenia) may limit the ability to interpret facial expression, and parkinsonism is associated with facial rigidity. In certain cultures a smile is to be expected, but in others it may be an infrequent facial expression.

facial expression,

n the use of the facial muscles to communicate or to convey mood.
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He then sends text codes to animators so that they can realistically alter the facial expression of characters when they converse.
SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leader in facial expression detection and emotion analytics software, today announced general availability of Emotient Analytics, the world's first on-demand web service for the analysis of facial expressions.
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