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[EMOXG] Questions for discussing OWL, RDF, XML deep, XML shallow variants

From: Marc Schroeder <schroed@dfki.de>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 16:40:22 +0100
Message-ID: <47A09A66.6010600@dfki.de>
To: EMOXG-public <public-xg-emotion@w3.org>

Hi again,

having looked at the various examples that have been produced, the 
following questions are forming in my mind:

* How explicit should the language be?

Do we want to help reduce conceptual chaos by providing a structure that 
*forces* people to be explicit about things? Or would that make it 
difficult to use, so it may be better to stay vague?

An example of this kind of question arises by comparing the deep XML 
structure [1] with the RDF structure [2] with respect to the scope of 
the "intensity" attribute. The flat XML structure [3] is vague about it; 
  the deep XML structure treats intensity as being one aspect of a 
categorical label; the RDF structure treats intensity as a global 
property, at the same level or higher (not sure) than categorical or 
dimensional ratings.

[1] http://www.iut.univ-paris8.fr/%7Elamolle/EMOXG/example_deep_emoxg.xml
[2] http://www.neon.ai/docs/emoxgRDFexample.rdf

Another example of a potentially explicit annotation is "confidence": 
are we representing a vague global confidence/probability value, or are 
we specifically annotating the confidence that one specific element in 
the annotation (say, the intensity, or the modality) is correctly 

* How easy and practical is it to combine the various alternatives with 
other markup languages, such as W3C EMMA?

* How modular a mechanism does the formalism provide for "plugging in" 
specific sets of categories, dimensions etc.?

I don't expect us to have quick answers to these questions, I just 
thought maybe they are helpful to structure the discussion a bit.


Dr. Marc Schröder, Senior Researcher at DFKI GmbH
Coordinator EU FP7 Project SEMAINE
Chair W3C Emotion Markup Language Incubator Group 
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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