The composite sensing of affect

Gordon McIntyre, Roland Göcke

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This paper describes some of the issues faced by typical emotion recognition systems and the need to be able to deal with emotions in a natural setting. Studies tend to ignore the dynamic, versatile and personalised nature of affective expression and the influence that social setting, context and culture have on its rules of display. Affective cues can be present in multiple modalities and they can manifest themselves in different temporal order. Thus, fusing the feature sets is challenging. We present a composite approach to affective sensing. The term composite is used to reflect the blending of information from multiple modalities with the available semantic evidence to enhance the emotion recognition process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAffect and Emotion in Human-Computer Interaction - From Theory to Applications
Subtitle of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsChristian Peter, Russell Beale
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783540850991
ISBN (Print)3540850988, 9783540850984
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4868 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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