In addition to our paper at IJCAI 2015 we also presented a poster that we include below:
We are pleased to announce the online publication of the first dataset of textual arguments annotated with emotions, resulting from the first set of empirical experiments addressed in the SEEMPAD project.
The dataset is available at here.
More details about the content of the dataset as well as its structure can be found in the IJCAI paper (see Publications page).
Sahbi Benlamine, currently a PhD student at the University of Montreal (Heron Laboratory) under the supervision of Prof. Claude Frasson, is visiting the Wimmics team in the context of the SEEMPAD project from May 11th to May 23rd, 2015.
The following paper about the results of the first set of experiments of the SEEMPAD project has been accepted:
Sahbi Benlamine (University of Montreal); Maher Chaouachi (University of Montreal); Serena Villata (Inria Sophia Antipolis); Elena Cabrio (Inria Sophia Antipolis); Claude Frasson (University of Montreal); Fabien Gandon (Inria Sophia Antipolis). Emotions in Argumentation: an Empirical Evaluation. In Proceedings of the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2015). Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 25-31, 2015.
More details in the Publications page.
During the first year, we have defined the protocol for the first experimental setting, which will represent the first stage of the proof-of-concept. The goal of the first experiment is to address a feasibility study of the annotation of a corpus of natural language arguments with emotions. The experiment involved a group of 20 participants, recruited by the Heron Lab. In particular, the first experiment has considered the following steps:
Fabien Gandon visited UQAM and UdM in July 2014 to:
Claude Frasson visited Inria in June and August 2014 to:
The Inria team (Cabrio, Gandon, Villata) and the Heron team (Benlamine, Chaouachi, Frasson) had numerous video-conferences during this first year of the SEEMPAD project:
Before starting the first experiment, the two teams have simulated a first experimental session in order to verify the feasibility of the distributed experimental setting. This pre-experimental session has been done mid-October, 2014. The successful result has encouraged us to continue with the experiment.
Each experimental session involved 4 participants and two moderators. An experimental session consisted of 2 debates of about 20 minutes each, where the participants and the moderators debate together. We involved a total number of 20 participants for 12 debate topics. The experimental sessions have been scheduled from November 18th to November 25th, 2014.
No publication has been finalized yet but the first synchronized dataset is about to be available.
We did a review of the devices available:
|Eye tracking||Tobii-Eye Tracker||2x||Tobii-TX300||http://www.tobii.com/fr/eye-tracking-research/global/products/hardware/tobii-tx300-eye-tracker/|
|Eye tracking||Tobii-Eye Tracker||1x||Tobii-T60||http://www.tobii.com/Global/Analysis/Downloads/User_Manuals_and_Guides/Tobii_T60_T120_EyeTracker_UserManual.pdf|
|Conductivity||PROCOMP-INFINITI||1x(attached to the white coat)||SA7500||http://www.thoughttechnology.com/pdf/manuals/SA7510%20rev.%207%20ProComp%20Infiniti%20User%20Manual.pdf|
|EEG||Emotiv-EPOC||1x (2nd is in reparation)||Model 1.0||http://emotiv.com/product-specs/Emotiv%20EPOC%20Specifications%202014.pdf|