Recognizing induced emotions of movie audiences: are induced and perceived emotions the same?

Leimin Tian, Michal Muszynski, Catherine Lai, Johanna D. Moore, Theodoras Kostoulas, Patrizia Lombardo, Thierry Pun, Guillaume Chanel

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Predicting the emotional response of movie audiences to affective movie content is a challenging task in affective computing. Previous work has focused on using audiovisual movie content to predict movie induced emotions. However, the relationship between the audience's perceptions of the affective movie content (perceived emotions) and the emotions evoked in the audience (induced emotions) remains unexplored. In this work, we address the relationship between perceived and induced emotions in movies, and identify features and modelling approaches effective for predicting movie induced emotions. First, we extend the LIRIS-ACCEDE database by annotating perceived emotions in a crowd-sourced manner, and find that perceived and induced emotions are not always consistent. Second, we show that dialogue events and aesthetic highlights are effective predictors of movie induced emotions. In addition to movie based features, we also study physiological and behavioural measurements of audiences. Our experiments show that induced emotion recognition can benefit from including temporal context and from including multimodal information. Our study bridges the gap between affective content analysis and induced emotion prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 7th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2017)
Subtitle of host publicationSan Antonio, Texas October 23-26, 2017
EditorsHayley Hung, Emily Mower Provost, Mohammad Soleymani
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538605639
ISBN (Print)9781538605646
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2017 - San Antonio, United States of America
Duration: 23 Oct 201726 Oct 2017
Conference number: 7th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2017
Abbreviated titleACII 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Antonio
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