Issue No. 03 - July-September (2011 vol. 10)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2011.50
<p>Equipping a machine with emotional sensitivity is considered a major step toward more human-like man-machine interaction. Because emotions are subjective, designing experiments to acquire ground truth data for training and testing emotion-recognition components is challenging. This is all the more true for pervasive computing environments, where users are exposed to a more diverse of stimuli than under laboratory conditions. Here, the author identifies problems of current evaluation practices, explains why they aren't appropriate to assess the performance of emotion-recognition components under real-life conditions, and presents some first ideas for designing experiments that reflect the situation outside the lab.</p>
user emotional state, affective computing, experimental methodology, data acquisition, emotion recognition
E. André, "Experimental Methodology in Emotion-Oriented Computing," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 10, no. , pp. 54-57, 2011.