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[EMOXG] Minutes of 31 January phone meeting

From: Marc Schroeder <schroed@dfki.de>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 10:58:14 +0100
Message-ID: <47A6E1B6.3020601@dfki.de>
To: EMOXG-public <public-xg-emotion@w3.org>

Dear all,

thanks to our scribe Ian, the minutes of our last phone meeting are now 
ready and online:

For your convencience, please find my summary of key issues reproduced 


Chair's Summary

1. It was agreed that the questionnaire about requirement priorities 
would be used as a starting point for a list of high-priority items. Ian 
will compile a list of items above the (arbitrary) threshold of 70% 
"must have" or "should have" answers. This list can then be commented, 
group participants can discuss whether items should be added or removed 
from the "high priority" list. After agreement, this list should be the 
basis for the first draft specification.

2. Regardingpossible syntactic realisations of an Emotion Markup 
Language, it was agreed that the language should encode information 
explicitly, even if that may mean that simple cases will not look 
simple. Interoperability was highlighted as a key issue, and as most of 
the relevant languages are in XML, that may push towards XML. Some group 
members felt that it was not appropriate to try and define an ontology 
of emotions; this may be too concrete, not in line with the aim of the 
group to create a language which is neutral with respect to concrete 
emotion theories. This may be a reason for not preferring OWL.

As one key requirement, the need for "plugging in" a custom set of 
descriptors was discussed in more details; for example, a user should be 
able to indicate a custom set of emotion categories, ideally directly 
within a document, without having to define a new "dialect" of the 
emotion markup. It may be that a concept of "sub-classing" a generic 
class with a more specific class would be helpful for this. The 
situation with respect to "sub-classing" in various formalisms requires 
clarification, which will be sought before the next meeting.

Dr. Marc Schröder, Senior Researcher at DFKI GmbH
Coordinator EU FP7 Project SEMAINE http://www.semaine-project.eu
Chair W3C Emotion ML Incubator http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/emotion
Portal Editor http://emotion-research.net
Team Leader DFKI Speech Group http://mary.dfki.de
Project Leader DFG project PAVOQUE http://mary.dfki.de/pavoque

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Dr. Walter Olthoff
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