First suggestions for an Emotion Annotation and Representation Language

Marc Schröder, Hannes Pirker, Myriam Lamolle

In: Proc. LREC 2006 workshop on Emotion: Corpora for Research on Emotion and Affect. International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) Genoa, Italy 2006.


This paper suggests a syntax for an XML-based language for representing and annotating emotions in technological contexts. In contrast to existing markup languages, where emotion is often represented in an ad-hoc way as part of a specific language, we propose a language aiming to be usable in a wide range of use cases, including corpus annotation as well as systems capable of recognising or generating emotions. We describe the scientific basis of our choice of emotion representations and the use case analysis through which we have determined the required expressive power of the language. We illustrate core properties of the proposed language using examples from corpus annotation.

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