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Re: [EMOXG] Challenge: plug in different categories etc. into EmotionML

From: Bill Jarrold <jarrold@AI.SRI.COM>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 00:18:30 -0700
Message-Id: <042D62D6-0C40-450A-AC0F-F607E17862B2@ai.sri.com>
Cc: EMOXG-public <public-xg-emotion@w3.org>
To: Marc Schroeder <schroed@dfki.de>
Hi Everyone,

Looking forward to the meeting in a about 6.75 hours.  I.e. 7 am  
Pacific Time (California).

I am FINALLY responding with a detailed owl implementation in  
response to Marc's specification of the requirements below.

If time allows, before the meeting, please see this webpage....


...which is a copy of his email plus some html pointers to the  
associated owl (well actually an html rendering of the raw owl code)  
that I believe satisfies or is very close to satisfying the  

Also attached is the raw owl.

We can discuss the pros and cons of xml vs owl if time allows.

Apologies for taking so long to do this.

If I am too late and XML has already been decided upon perhaps the  
work can at least be fodder for another article?


On Feb 8, 2008, at 8:42 AM, Marc Schroeder wrote:

> As agreed during last phone conference (ACTION-12), I try to  
> describe what I see as an important challenge towards the  
> definition of an emotion markup language. I'll be very curious to  
> see to what extent the solutions that are possible in XML, RDF and  
> OWL differ.
> Best,
> Marc
> "Custom descriptor challenge"
> -----------------------------
> Let us assume that John is a user of our future Emotion Markup  
> Language. John wants to annotate some content (photos of faces  
> taken in real-life situations, say in a subway) with emotion- 
> related information.
> 1) Initially, John wants to use two types of coarse descriptors:
> 	a) Emotion categories following Ekman's earlier work, i.e. the  
> "big six" categories: anger, fear, sadness, surprise, disgust, joy
> 	b) Emotion dimensions following Fontaine et al.: evaluation,  
> potency, activation, unpredictability.
> Let us assume that we as EmotionML specifiers have provided several  
> "default" sets of categories and dimensions centrally, so all John  
> should have to do in his document at stage (1) is to refer to these  
> centrally defined sets from his document.
> 2) After working with the data for a while, John feels the "big  
> six" categories don't quite fit his needs.
> a) instead of the "big six", he wants to define, and use, a custom  
> set of "subway emotions": stressed, scared, in-a-hurry, relaxed,  
> friendly
> b) he feels the dimensions are OK, so he still wants to refer to  
> the centrally-defined dimensions
> 3) After refining his analyses further, John wants to replace also  
> the dimensions with a custom set:
> a) categories: custom "subway emotions"
> b) custom dimensions: socially-open, degree-of-time-pressure
> In each case, it should be possible for John to indicate clearly  
> where he is taking his labels from, so that it is possible to  
> verify that his documents are valid with respect to the specification.
> Ideally, it should not be necessary to define new "dialects" of the  
> language as we had done with EARL [1], but it would be sufficient  
> to refer to a set of categories or dimensions, which *instantiate*  
> or *subclass* a generic concept of "EmotionML category set" or  
> "EmotionML dimension set".
> [1] http://emotion-research.net/earl/schemadesign#SchemaDialects
> -- 
> 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
> Homepage: http://www.dfki.de/~schroed
> Email: schroed@dfki.de
> Phone: +49-681-302-5303
> Postal address: DFKI GmbH, Campus D3_2, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3,  
> D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
> --
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