Transactions on Affective Computing
IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (TAC) is intended to be a cross disciplinary and international archive journal aimed at disseminating results of research on the design of systems that can recognize, interpret, and simulate human emotions and related affective phenomena. Read the full scope of TAC
From the October-December 2014 issue
Clustering Affective Qualities of Classical Music: Beyond the Valence-Arousal Plane
By Antonio Rodà, Sergio Canazza, and Giovanni De Poli
The important role of the valence and arousal dimensions in representing and recognizing affective qualities in music is well established. There is less evidence for the contribution of secondary dimensions such as potency, tension and energy. In particular, previous studies failed to find significant relations between computable musical features and affective dimensions other than valence and arousal. Here we present two experiments aiming at assessing how musical features, directly computable from complex audio excerpts, are related to secondary emotion dimensions. To this aim, we imposed some constraints on the musical features, namely modality and tempo, of the stimuli.The results show that although arousal and valence dominate for many musical features, it is possible to identify features, in particular Roughness, Loudness, and SpectralFlux, that are significantly related to the potency dimension. As far as we know, this is the first study that gained more insight into the affective potency in the music domain by using real music recordings and a computational approach.
Editorials and Announcements
- Dr. Björn W. Schuller Announced as New Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. Dr. Schuller is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London, United Kingdom, a tenured faculty member heading the Machine Intelligence and Signal Processing Group at the Munich University of Technology (TUM), and the founding CEO of audEERING UG. He is best known for his work advancing machine intelligence and data mining, information systems and retrieval for spoken and written language, and affective and mobile computing.
- TAC is now indexed in ISI. According to Thomson Reuters' 2013 Journal Citation Report, TAC has an impact factor of 3.466
- TAC celebrates its 5th Anniversary
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- The fifth biannual Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2013) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on September 2-5, 2013
- eBooks of issues of TAC can now be downloaded from the Computer Society Digital Library
- Transactions on Affective Computing 2010 Annual Index is now available. (PDF)
- Dr. Jonathan Gratch Featured in April's Volunteer Spotlight
- Affect and Wellbeing: Introduction to Special Section (July-Sept 2014)
- Editorial for the Special Section on Ethics and Affective Computing
- Introduction to the Affect-Based Human Behavior Understanding Special Issue
- Affective Computing: From Laughter to IEEE by R.W. Picard
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