Paper: Developments In Affect Detection In E-Drama

ACL ID E06-2030
Title Developments In Affect Detection In E-Drama
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2006

We report work1 in progress on adding affect-detection to an existing program for virtual dramatic improvisation, moni- tored by a human director. To partially automate the directors’ functions, we have partially implemented the detection of emotions, etc. in users’ text input, by means of pattern-matching, robust pars- ing and some semantic analysis. The work also involves basic research into how affect is conveyed by metaphor.