Re: COMP/ART: Emoitonal Mark-Up Language

Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 13:27:42 MST

What a clever idea, Greg!

So long as those applying EML concern themselves mostly with appearances (as
opposed to the sort of complex internal states--like anomie, nostalgia,
transcendent ecstacy, and so forth--the description of which novelists
specialize in), I should think that it would suffice for EML to correlate
directly with face muscles. Consider, for instance, that recent research
suggests that analysis of the muscles involved can distinguish between "fake"
(read, "consciously generated") and genuine smiles.

In a message dated 1/31/01 6:07:08 AM, writes:

>With the rapid improvement in 3-D avatar generation (see,
>etc.), it seems like there might be a place for development of some standard
>system of machine-readable annotation for human emotional expression.
>I think of this as a system of "Emotional Mark-Up Language" or "EML".

T.0. Morrow

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