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An Affective Agent for Studying Composite Emotions


Authors: J. Lin, H. Yu, C. Miao, and Z. Shen
Title: An Affective Agent for Studying Composite Emotions
Abstract: Using an affective agent to estimate humans' composite emotions is important for creating believable interactions in human-agent collectives. However, there is a lack of suitable platforms for building large scale datasets on this topic to help researchers improve the accuracy of estimations. In this paper, we design and implement an affective agent architecture, which uses explicit emotion appraisals and a historical group emotion dataset to estimate a user's hidden emotion compositions. The historical group emotion data are based on web users' self-reported emotion labels of their feelings when reading news articles on sina.com.cn between 1 January to 30 June, 2013. Experiment results show that the artificially generated composite emotions of the agent are highly similar to real users' composite emotions.
Keywords: Affective agent; Composite emotion; Human-agent interaction; Human-agent collectives
Conference Name: 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS’15)
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher: IFAAMAS
Year: 2015
Accepted PDF File: An_Affective_Agent_for_Studying_Composite_Emotions_accepted.pdf
Permanent Link: http://www.aamas2015.com/en/AAMAS_2015_USB/aamas/p1947.pdf
Reference: J. Lin, H. Yu, C. Miao, and Z. Shen, “An affective agent for studying composite emotions,” in Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS’15). IFAAMAS, May 2015, pp. 1947–1948.
bibtex: 
@inproceedings{LILY-c38, 
   author	= {Lin, Jun and Yu, Han and Miao, Chunyan and Shen, Zhiqi},
   title	= {An Affective Agent for Studying Composite Emotions},  
   booktitle	= {Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS'15)}, 
   year		= {2015}, 
   month	= {May}, 
   pages	= {1947-1948}, 
   location	= {Istanbul, Turkey},
   publisher	= {IFAAMAS},
}