Towards psychologically based personalised modelling of emotions using associative classifiers

Aladdin Ayesh, Miguel Arevalillo-Herráez, Francesc J. Ferri

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Learning environments, among other user-centred applications, are excellent candidates to trial Computational Emotions and their algorithms to enhance user experience and to expand the system usability. However, this was not feasible because of the paucity in affordable consumer technologies that support the requirements of systems with advanced cognitive capabilities. Microsoft Kinect provides an accessible and affordable technology that can enable cognitive features such as facial expressions extraction and emotions detection. However, it comes with its own additional challenges, such as the limited number of extracted Animation Units (AUs). This paper presents a new approach that attempts at finding patterns of interaction between AUs, and between AUs and a given emotion. By doing so, the authors aim to reach a mechanism to generate a dynamically personified set of rules relating AUs and emotions. These rules will implicitly encode a person's individuality in expressing one's emotions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-64
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Emotion modeling
  • Kinect
  • Personified adaptive interfaces
  • Sentiment analysis
  • User-centred emotion detection


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