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Usability and Internationalization. Global and Local User Interfaces

Volume 4560 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 422-431

Validating a Multilingual and Multimodal Affective Database

  • Juan Miguel LópezAffiliated withLaboratory of Human-Computer Interaction for Special Needs (LHCISN)., Computer Science Faculty. University of the Basque Country, Manuel Lardizabal 1; Donostia - San Sebastian
  • , Idoia CearretaAffiliated withLaboratory of Human-Computer Interaction for Special Needs (LHCISN)., Computer Science Faculty. University of the Basque Country, Manuel Lardizabal 1; Donostia - San Sebastian
  • , Inmaculada FajardoAffiliated withCognitive Ergonomics Group, Department of Experimental Psychology. University of Granada, Cartuja Campus; Granada
  • , Nestor GarayAffiliated withLaboratory of Human-Computer Interaction for Special Needs (LHCISN)., Computer Science Faculty. University of the Basque Country, Manuel Lardizabal 1; Donostia - San Sebastian

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the process of validating RekEmozio, a multilingual (Spanish and Basque) and multimodal (audio and video) affective database. Fifty-seven participants validated a sample of 2,618 videos of facial expressions and 102 utterances in the database. The results replicated previous findings of no significant differences in recognition rates among emotions. This validation has allowed having the audio and video material in the database classified in terms of the emotional category expressed. This normative data has proven to be usefulfor both training affective recognizers and synthesizers and carrying out empirical studies on emotions by psychologists.

Keywords

Affective computing affective resources user validation multilingual and multimodal resources semantics