Multiagent social influence detection based on facial emotion recognition

Pankaj Mishra, Rafik Hadfi, Takayuki Ito

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There has been an increasing interest in information diffusion within social networks and the usage of multiagent systems for knowledge discovery. In this paper, we build a multiagent system that can track the social correlations within a group of people based on video data. Our information diffusion system targets small groups of people, possibly composed of office workers, meeting attendees, etc. Adopting a multiagent architecture to study the influential correlations in a social network is an adequate choice since it maintains the scalability and robustness of the system. The correlation amongst the nodes of the social network is built on the basis of facial emotions. We evaluated the method in a social network with scripted discussions. Our results show that the emotion propagation was effectively reflected in the predicted social influence correlation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHighlights of Practical Applications of Scalable Multi-Agent Systems
Subtitle of host publicationThe PAAMS Collection - International Workshops of PAAMS 2016, Proceedings
EditorsJavier Bajo, Maria Jose Escalona, Sylvain Giroux, Patrycja Hoffa-Dabrowska, Vicente Julian, Paulo Novais, Nayat Sanchez-Pi, Rainer Unland, Ricardo Azambuja-Silveira
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319393872
ISBN (Print)9783319393865
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshops of PAAMS 2016: Workshop on MAS for Complex Networks and Social Computation (CNSC) - Sevilla, Spain
Duration: 1 Jun 20163 Jun 2016
Conference number: 14th (Springer Proceedings)

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


WorkshopInternational Workshops of PAAMS 2016
Abbreviated titlePAAMS 2016
OtherPAAMS, the International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
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  • Emotion diffusion
  • Facial feature extraction
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Multiagent system
  • Social correlation
  • Social network

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