Complicated Emotion Allocating Method based on Emotional Eliciting Condition Theory
natural language processing
emotion generating calculations
emotion eliciting condition theory
In this paper, we propose a method to obtain the user’s emotions from his/her utterances. A simple emotion (pleasure/displeasure) extracted by Emotion Generating Calculations (EGC) is divided into 20 various emotions based on the Elliott’s Emotion Eliciting Condition Theory. The Elliott’s theory requires the discriminate criterion to judge which an event corresponds to “Feeling for another,” “Prospect and confirmation,” or “Approval/disapproval.” ”Feeling for another” means someone’s emotion (not mine) in the content of the utterance. It is determined by analysis result of EGC under the condition of another’s taste information. “Prospect and confirmation” is determined by extracting some aspects and adverbs about the tense to judge.”Approval/disapproval” is determined according to the utterance’s case frame structure with the transitive verb. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed method, we applied it into some questionnaires for elderly people.