An ontology for description of emotional cues

Z. Obrenovic, N. Garay, J.M. Lopez, I. Fajardo, I. Cearreta

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    There is a great variety of theoretical models of emotions and implementation technologies which can be used in the design of affective computers. Consequently, designers and researchers usually made practical choices of models and develop ad-hoc solutions that sometimes lack flexibility. In this paper we introduce a generic approach to modeling emotional cues. The main component of our approach is the ontology of emotional cues. The concepts in the ontology are grouped into three global modules representing three layers of emotions’ detection or production: the emotion module, the emotional cue module, and the media module. The emotion module defines emotions as represented with emotional cues. The emotional cue module describes external emotional representations in terms of media properties. The media module describes basic media properties important for emotional cues. Proposed ontology enables flexible description of emotional cues at different levels of abstraction. This approach could serve as a guide for the flexible design of affective devices independently of the starting model and the final way of implementation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of First International Conference Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction
    EditorsJ. Tao, T. Tan, R.W. Picard
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-29621-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event2005 International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2005) - Beijing, China
    Duration: 22 Oct 200524 Oct 2005

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    Conference2005 International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2005)
    Abbreviated titleACII 2005


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