Developments in context-sensitive affect detection in an intelligent agent

Li Zhang

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Affect interpretation from multithreaded online conversations is a challenging task. Understanding context and identifying target audiences are very crucial for the appropriate interpretation of emotions implied in an individual input embedded in such online social interactions. In this paper, we discuss how context is used to interpret affect implied in conversational inputs with weak or no affect indicators embedded in multithreaded social interactions. Topic theme detection using latent semantic analysis has been applied to such inputs to identify their discussion themes and potential target audiences. Relationships between characters have also been taken into account for affect analysis. Such semantic interpretation of the dialogue context also shows great potential in the recognition of metaphorical phenomena and the development of a personalized intelligent tutor for drama improvisation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
EventAISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 - Birmingham
Duration: 1 Jul 2012 → …


ConferenceAISB/IACAP World Congress 2012
Period1/07/12 → …
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