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Re: [EMOXG] Confidence

From: Bill Jarrold <jarrold@AI.SRI.COM>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 08:32:19 -0700
Message-Id: <01258036-A3A4-4193-A60E-2C02B4463E0C@ai.sri.com>
Cc: public-xg-emotion@w3.org
To: ian@emotionai.com
Hi Ian,

Thanks for the concise reply and apologies for my lengthy one just a  
few minutes ago.

Here (below) I give a succinct version of my previous email..

On Aug 6, 2008, at 5:48 AM, Ian Wilson wrote:

> All,
>
> Points of agreement:
>
> The stated core set (2,3,4,5,7) should have confidence but I dont  
> think any of the others make sense to have confidence.
>
> It should be an attribute.
>
> It should be optional and set by default as 1 (Andys suggestion)

As in my previous email, there are some problems with this.  Can we  
just be agnostic about confidence if it is not set?

>
> It should be a uni polar 0 to 1 value, not fuzzy text (Andys  
> suggestion)

Agreed that text is fuzzy.  Having a fixed set of of ratings, say 5,  
to choose from is less fuzzy.

Alas, human certainty of confidence is a fuzzy thing.  Thus a numeric  
rating imposes an artificial sense of security.

To be sure, allowing arbitrary text labels seems worse than uni polar  
0 to 1 value.  But having a fixed set e.g. "very low", moderately  
low", "medium", "moderately high", "very high" is in some ways better  
than 0 to 1.

Thanks,

Bill

>
>
> Points of divergence:
>
> The example for core 5 uses the attribute for the enclosing tag, I  
> am not sure if this makes sense, especially if the sub tags are set  
> as confidence = 1.0 by default.
>
> Best,
>
> Ian
>
> Ian Wilson
> CEO
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>
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