Ontology-Based Emotion System for Digital Environment

  • WooYeon Hwang
  • Jung-Jin Yang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5044)


Internet development has changed the whole aspect of our lives and it is not too much to say that we are currently living in a cyber community represented by Internet. In this kind of environment, interactions with the others and various services are established and a character in the cyber community substitutes a person. In expressing oneself with defined personality, emotion plays an essential role. Nowadays, avatar and emoticons function as primary sources for expressing feelings but more mutual level of expressing interactive emotions among cyber subjects are not examined in depth. This paper proposes emotional system which actualizes more detailed schemes to express emotions based on both psychological theory of emotion and ontological representation of their relationship. The system is constructed to express individual’s emotion by realizing contextual information and applying OCC Model. It is expected to express oneself precisely, exploit a market for characters and enable human services.


Emotion System Ontology Inference Engine OCC model 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Kim, J., Choi, J., Cho, S., Yang, J.-J.: Ontology-based emotion engine for digital characters. In: KIIS 2006 Spring Science Convention (2006)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ortony, A., Clore, G., Collins, A.: The Cognitive Structure of Emotions. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1988)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Pandzic, I.S., Forchheimer, R.: MPEG-4 Facial Animation: standard, Implement and Applications (2002)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Plutchik, R.: Emotional Psychology, HakJi Corporation (2004)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Whissel, C.: Mate selection in popular women’s fiction. Human Nature 7, 427–447 (1996)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    W3C RDF Primer W3C Recommendation (February 2004),
  7. 7.
    W3C OWL Web Ontology Language Overview W3C Recommendation (February 2004),
  8. 8.
    IBM Integrated Ontology Development Toolkit (March 2006),
  9. 9.
  10. 10.
    W3C SPARQL Query Language for RDF (February 20, 2005),
  11. 11.
    Wilson, I.: The Artificial Emotion Engine: Driving Emotional Behavior. AAAI, Menlo Park (2000)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • WooYeon Hwang
    • 1
  • Jung-Jin Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and Information EngineeringThe Catholic University of KoreaBucheonRepublic of Korea

Personalised recommendations