Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Emotion-Based Machine Learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_18



An emotion may be defined as an elementary consciousness concept realized as a summarization state of continuous physical and mental processes as modeled in the brain or at a machine core. According to this definition emotion as an atomic element is a mental concept; however, as a state it could be either mental or physical. This is to account for the physiological manifestation of emotions. One may argue such manifestations are unconscious thus contradicts the definition given above. It is worth mentioning at this point, there is no single definition of emotions available that holds the wide community consensus. However, the definition provided here will serve us within this entry and comply with the common lines agreed by researchers in the various disciplines of interest.

Learning may be defined as the process of acquiring, extracting, organizing, optimizing, and fusing memory content...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK