[Elsnet-list] Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML 1.0) and Vocabularies for EmotionML published

Marc Schroeder marc.schroeder at dfki.de
Fri Apr 15 15:06:08 CEST 2011

The W3C Multimodal Interaction Working Group is pleased to announce the 
publication of the Last Call Working Draft of the Emotion Markup 
Language (EmotionML) specification, and the First Public Working Draft 
of Vocabularies for EmotionML.

(from the EmotionML introduction) Human emotions are increasingly 
understood to be a crucial aspect in human-machine interactive systems. 
Especially for non-expert end users, reactions to complex intelligent 
systems resemble social interactions, involving feelings such as 
frustration, impatience, or helplessness if things go wrong. 
Furthermore, technology is increasingly used to observe human-to-human 
interactions, such as customer frustration monitoring in call center 
applications. Dealing with these kinds of states in technological 
systems requires a suitable representation, which should make the 
concepts and descriptions developed in the affective sciences
available for use in technological contexts.

Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0 specifies a markup language 
designed to be usable in a broad variety of technological contexts while 
reflecting concepts from the affective sciences. Vocabularies for 
EmotionML provides a list of emotion vocabularies that can be used with 
EmotionML to represent emotions and related states.

The Multimodal Interaction Working Group invites your feedback on both 
of these documents.

1. Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0

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Review end date.

The Last Call period ends on June 7, 2011.

2. Vocabularies for EmotionML

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This is the first publication of Vocabularies for EmotionML

Instructions for providing feedback.

Please send your comments to the Multimodal Interaction public mailing 
list <www-multimodal at w3.org>.  When sending e-mail, please put the text 
"[EMOTION]" in the subject, preferably like this: "[EMOTION] summary of 

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