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A Proposal of Kansei Evaluation for

Traditional Vietnamese Aodai Clothes


based on Computer Vision
Thang CAO
1
, Youkinobu HOSHINO
2
1
The University of Electro-Communication
Tokyo, Japan
2
Kochi University of Technology
Kochi, Japan
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Objectives
Kansei Evaluation based on Computer Vision for a traditional
Vietnamese womens cloth named Ao dai
Image features for outside environment images and Aodai images
are described by Color Coherence Vector
Learning algorithms are used to learn Kansei relations among
outside environment images and Kansei words for Aodai.
The system can recommends which Ao dai is suitable for a woman
on an occasion based on own characters and physical conditions
with the environment about any cases
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Aodai - Introduction
Early versions of Vietnamese Aodai appeared from 17th century
Design of Aodai has also been changed with the country history
The most popular style is
A long dress that fits tightly around the women's upper torso
Split into two flaps from waist to bottom over wide trousers
Emphasizes women's bust and curves
Hue colors and decorating characters depend on her age and
outgoing environments
Young girls dressed in pure white
Office women in delicate pastels with slight decoration
Middle-aged married women in strong, rich colors and decoration
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Aodai - Introduction
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Aodai in Daily Life
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Choosing an Aodai for an Occasion
Some questions a woman may ask herself when choosing
a cloth
Outgoing environment:
Activity purpose: office conference, outing, showing, ceremony, etc.
Who she will meet: students, office people, business man, or leisure
people?
How about surrounding people: young, middle-aged, old, or mixture of
them?
Meeting place: school campus, garden or park, offices or hotel?
Own emotion she wants to show to the others
Character looks: vivid, sweet, gently, soft, joyful, dull, etc.
Human status: aristocratic, popular, serious, striking, condescending
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Classifier Learning
Algorithm
Images of Meeting Places
(CCV Histograms)
Suitable
Kansei Words
Describing the places
Words describe Outside
Environment
Inputs
Outputs
Self-Organizing Map
CCV Histograms of Aodai
and their Kansei Words
Output Map
Inputs
Outputs
Learning for Outside Environment
Learning for Aodai Images
Outputs
Classifier Learning
Algorithm
Images of Meeting Places
(CCV Histograms)
Kansei Words for
Places and Aodai
Words describe Outside
Environment
Inputs
Self-Organizing Map
Images of Suitable
Aodai
Output Map
Decision Making Process
System for Aodais Recommendation
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Selecting Kansei Words for Aodai
From common adjectives often used to say about cloth
and emotion, we
collect 34 words
clarify them into 3 groups:
Elegance
Active/Energetic
Inactive Groups
Elegance Group
Sober
Naive
Elegance
Mild
Cute
Simple
Dreamy
Sweet
Active/Energetic Group
Joyful
Refreshing
Warm
Young & Fresh
Lively
Ambition
Inactive Group
Awkward
Monotonous
Calm & Quiet
Heavy
Restful/quiet
Examples
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Estimating Images of Aodai with
Kansei Words
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Histogram Intensity
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Illustration of CCV regions
Training Data Preparation
Training data for the system consists of
images of meeting places
Ao dai clothes
Corresponding described Kansei word
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Survey Program
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Modeling by NN and SOM
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SOM
Training data
(CCV histograms)
SOM map
showing similar
Aodai
Neural
Networks
Training data
(CCV histograms)
Degree of Kansei
words
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Modeling by NN and SOM
By SOM
By NN
A SOM Output Map of Aodai Images
Discussion
This research proposes a Kansei Evaluation System for traditional
Vietnamese Aodai.
The system can advise which Aodai clothes a woman should wear
in an occasion
Inputs of the system are descriptions of outing environments with the
wearers characters and feelings
Outputs are list of suitable clothes that fit her feelings with emotions of
outside people in that occasion.
Future Topics
Investigating other image representation methods
Integrating conspicuity factors (harmony, discriminability and visibility)
Extending Aodai images with outgoing scene backgrounds
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References
First International Symposium on Affective Engineering ISAE2013, Kitakyushu, Japan March 6 - 8, 2013
Thang CAO and Youkinobu HOSHINO (2013) A Proposal of Kansei Evaluation
for Traditional Vietnamese Aodai Clothes based on Computer Vision,
Proceedings of 1st International Symposium on Affective Engineering (ISAE2013):
Pages 31-36