Announcing the Candidate Recommendation of Emotion Markup Language

I am pleased to announce that the W3C Multimodal Interaction Working
Group ( has published the Candidate
Recommendation of the Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML)
specification .

As the web is becoming ubiquitous, interactive, and multimodal,
technology needs to deal increasingly with human factors, including
emotions. The specification of Emotion Markup Language 1.0 aims to
strike a balance between practical applicability and scientific
well-foundedness. The language is conceived as a "plug-in" language
suitable for use in three different areas: (1) manual annotation of
data; (2) automatic recognition of emotion-related states from user
behavior; and (3) generation of emotion-related system behavior.

The W3C invites reports on implementations of the EmotionML
specification. Information on submitting an implementation report is
provided in the specification. Implementation feedback is welcome
through 10 August 2012 and should be sent to this list

Best regards,

Debbie Dahl
W3C Multimodal Interaction Working Group Chair

Received on Thursday, 17 May 2012 13:08:40 UTC